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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
Top Democrats reject new plan to cut Medicare spending
Leading Congressional Democrats immediately recoiled Tuesday from a new proposal to cut $600 billion in Medicare...
Portland, OR doc makes house calls by bicycle
Before leaving the office to visit a homebound patient, Tony Ohotto, MD, gathered a few necessities: his stethoscope...
Top RI doctor quits for unexplained reasons
The chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University abruptly left her post last...
A push to ease prescription drug shortages
Minnesota State Sen. Amy Klobuchar has voiced concern about a growing shortage of prescription drugs, including...
Foreign-born doctors give equal care in US
Patients treated by foreign-born doctors who trained in other countries fare just as well as people treated by doctors...
Pill mill doc gets 25-year prison term
A former San Fernando physician convicted of improperly prescribing powerful painkillers to drug addicts and undercover...
Bill that would offer free malpractice coverage faces hurdles
  House lawmakers moving legislation to lure physicians to medically underserved areas are hoping the politics...
Brain Drain
For developing countries, physician brain drain continues to be a serious public health concern. But now, some are...