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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
Many drugs in short supply at hospitals, pharmacies
For a time this year, a psychiatric hospital run by the state of Maryland didn't have enough injectable drugs for...
Pharmacy robberies sweeping US
A wave of pharmacy robberies is sweeping the United States as desperate addicts and ruthless dealers turn to violence...
Anti-death-penalty group files complaint against GA execution doctor
Thursday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a Savannah woman in 1978 could be derailed with a...
Hospital Drug Shortages Reach 10-Year High
A dearth of chemotherapy, sedation, and pain relief medications is endangering patient safety and adding millions of...
Web Exclusive: Dual HIT Programs Reduce Medication Errors at Hopkins
Two health information technology systems combining electronic prescription drug ordering with computer reporting of...
Web Exclusive: OIG Cries Foul on CMS Sexual Dysfunction Drug Reimbursements
Taxpayers paid more than $3.1 million in 2007 and 2008 for sexual or erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra that...
Web Exclusive: Healthcare Quality Shows Slow Improvement
Disparities in quality and access to healthcare based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other factors...
Adverse Drug Events Raise ED Costs, Hospitalizations
Emergency department patients with adverse drug events have a 50% greater risk of spending additional days in the...
Web Exclusive: HHS Updates National Vaccine Plan
The 10-year plan addresses research and development, financing, distribution, safety, and informed decision-making...