| Jun 16, 2010
The new president-elect of the American Medical Association promises to lead the nation's largest doctor group in a more proactive and confrontational relationship with members of Congress.
"The AMA is going to be more insistent and a little edgier...
| Dec 21, 2009
| 5:00 AM
He bought diamonds, withdrew millions in cash, and packed up survival gear before vanishing five years ago from his surgery center in Merrillville, Indiana. But police now have Dr. Mark Weinberger in custody after arresting him Thursday as he hid out in...
| Feb 28, 2010
Angela Braly can't kid me.
When the chief executive of gargantuan health insurer WellPoint (parent of Blue Cross of California) went before a congressional subcommittee the other day, she displayed all the smile-through-the-tears pluck of Annie looking...
| Nov 1, 2010
| 5:07 PM
Malpractice attorneys suing Dr. Mark Midei for allegedly performing unnecessary stent procedures at a Towson hospital say they have gotten a legal boost from a surprising source: Midei himself.
The 53-year-old cardiologist and his lawyer, Stephen L....
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| Aug 6, 2010
A group of abortion clinics filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging two new Louisiana abortion laws that require ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions and that bar medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions.
| Jan 8, 2011
Patients would have access to detailed histories of Illinois doctors — including whether the physician has been fired, convicted of a crime or has made a medical malpractice payment within the past five years — under legislation headed to...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 7:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says the country is facing another Sputnik moment. In his State of the Union address tonight, Obama reminded Americans of a time 50 years ago when the Soviets beat the U.S. into space by launching its Sputnik...
| Feb 1, 2011
When a health-care provider harms instead of heals, patients who seek answers and redress generally face the prospect of a long and costly lawsuit. But there's another option, one that can significantly reduce the toll of a court battle while providing...
| Aug 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
Illinois once provided the public with detailed histories of the state's doctors — including whether the physician was convicted of a crime, fired by a hospital or forced to make a medical malpractice payment within the previous five years.
| Aug 29, 2010
| 2:27 PM
St. Joseph Medical Center has repeatedly said it wants to do right by its coronary stent patients.
After a complaint last year that star cardiologist Mark Midei was placing stents in the arteries of patients who didn't need them, the Towson hospital...