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  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • Government reveals $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies. These financial details,...
  • Study finds drop in death rates from strokes

    Study finds drop in death rates from strokes
    Tel Aviv — Despite the significant reduction in the overall incidence and death rates from strokes in the United States over the past twenty years, more attention needs to be paid to specific age groups, a recent study found. The new research,...
  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical
    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called...
  • U.S. rate of Type 2 diabetes stabilizes, CDC reports

    U.S. rate of Type 2 diabetes stabilizes, CDC reports
    After growing steadily for nearly two decades, the rate of Type 2 diabetes among American adults appears to have stalled, according to a comprehensive new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC team said the...
  • Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials

    Diabetes rates may be leveling off overall: U.S. health officials
    The drastic increases in the number of people living with diabetes and the number of new cases diagnosed each year may have leveled off, according to U.S. health officials. Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes...
  • Beware robotics in cancer care

    In America, cutting-edge inventions are seen as the gateway to the future. However, the hazard of credulously accepting new technology into medical practice was warned against in a 2008 Journal of the American Medical Association editorial, "Gizmo...
  • Lawyers, not doctors, push medical pot: My Word

    This November, Florida voters will decide the fate of Amendment 2, which would allow marijuana to be recommended for medical purposes. If passed, this amendment would be enshrined in the state's constitution, and essentially, Florida could not turn back....
  • Calif. Senate votes to reduce penalties for sale of crack cocaine

    Calif. Senate votes to reduce penalties for sale of crack cocaine
    The state Senate on Wednesday approved a measure that would reduce the penalty for possession of crack cocaine for sale to the same as that for powder cocaine and make it easier to get probation for both. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said her...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • Fix the VA

    Fix the VA
    That we ask and expect men and women to serve our country in the most demanding ways possible and then turn our backs on them when they return is unconscionable. Our veterans have earned our care and support. ("Growing evidence points to systemic troubles...