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  • Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

    Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals
    Pulling the curtain back on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals had $3.5 billion worth of financial ties with drug and medical-device makers in the last five months of 2013. The...
  • Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed

    Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed
    Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department. The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
  • Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not

    Hospital Patients Must Know If They're Admitted Or Not
    An important state law went into effect this week that requires Connecticut hospitals to give all patients critical information: whether they are being admitted to the hospital or being kept only for observation. This new law could save Medicare...
  • Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions

    Illinois hospitals face fines over readmissions
    Some of the Chicago area's most prominent research hospitals — and others that serve its poorest residents — face significant penalties from Medicare for having too many patients in recent years return for a second visit within a month of...
  • Simple moves can help cut your health care costs: Part 1 of 2 parts

    No matter how you get insurance -- through your employer, from a state exchange, from an agent or directly from an insurance company -- you're paying a bigger share of your health-care costs than you used to. Higher premiums are only part of the picture....
  • Medical industry paid billions to doctors, hospitals last year, data show

    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other financial ties from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to data the federal government revealed...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...
  • American Ambulance will fill in after Griswold Ambulance closes

    American Ambulance of Norwich has agreed to fill the breach created by the impending dissolution of Griswold Ambulance next month. Both town and ambulance company officials said that the agreement would go into effect when Griswold Ambulance shuts down at...
  • A bit of history, a bit of strategy and thoughts on the social safety net with candidate Norm Mosher

    The guy shaking hands down at Newport News Shipbuilding this morning could be one of the more unusual Congressional candidates around -- Norm Mosher, the Democratic challenger in the 1st district, is the only political hopeful Shad Plank's ever heard to...
  • Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge

    Walgreen suffers 4Q loss on acquisition charge
    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquisition of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drugstore operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...
  • Walgreen merger yields net loss for 4Q

    Walgreen Co. reported a net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter after absorbing a large accounting charge related to its acquistion of European counterpart Alliance Boots GmbH. The drug store operator recorded an $866 million noncash loss in the quarter...