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Funding Instability Plagues Program That Brings Docs to Underserved Areas

β€” Unlike funds for Medicare graduate medical education, funding must be appropriated by Congress

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What to Know About Medetomidine and Drug Overdoses

Powerful animal sedative is mixed with fentanyl in the drug supply

Jun 14, 2024
Stolen Corpse Arrest; Gender Care Leak Indictment; NFL Doc Sues for Discrimination

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

Jun 13, 2024
Hospital Stops PAs From Performing Invasive Procedures

Move follows a pause of its open heart surgery program after immediate jeopardy citation

Jun 12, 2024
Cancer Patients Denied Care; DIY Medical Test Boom; Opioid Maker's Influence on Docs

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Jun 12, 2024
Hospital Stops PAs From Performing Invasive Procedures

Move follows a pause of its open heart surgery program after immediate jeopardy citation

Cancer Patients Denied Care; DIY Medical Test Boom; Opioid Maker's Influence on Docs

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After Delay, U.S. News Sets Tentative Timing for Med School Rankings Release

This year's rankings were delayed for a second year in a row

Jun 10, 2024
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Health Worker for a Nonprofit? The New Ban on Noncompete Contracts May Not Help You

New rule may not protect the largest number of medical professionals

Jun 09, 2024
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MedPod Today: Thumbs Down for MDMA; NEJM Embargo Policy Reversed; 'Margarita Burn'

ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ reporters offer further insights into these recently covered topics

Jun 07, 2024
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Texas Rancher Develops Rare Case of Anthrax After Butchering Dead Lamb

"There is no safe way to prepare meat ... from an animal that has died of anthrax, CDC warns

Jun 06, 2024
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Man Sentenced in Physician Wife's Murder; Research Beagle Company Fined Heavily

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

Jun 06, 2024
Legal Break over a blindfolded Lady Justice statue holding scales.
FDA Warns Company Making Stem Cell Products for Pets

Safari Stem Cell claims its products can treat a range of animal diseases, FDA says

Jun 05, 2024
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Surgeons, Trainees Experience Distress After Medical Errors

Female and racial minority trainees reported more negative emotions, self doubt

Jun 05, 2024
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NIH Leaders Evade FOIA? Discovery of Counterfeit Ozempic; Device Battery Scam?

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Jun 05, 2024
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Medicare Watchdog Seats Have Gone Unfilled for Nearly a Decade

Medicare, Social Security public trustees are supposed to safeguard reports' accuracy

Jun 05, 2024
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Physician's Contract Ordeal Reveals Flaws in Corporate Practice of Medicine Laws

"Not a single physician leader" could assist in contract negotiations

Jun 04, 2024
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Presidential Election Could Decide Fate of Extra Obamacare Subsidies

A Trump presidency could mean significant dips in ACA enrollment, policy analysts say

Jun 02, 2024
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After Grilling an NIH Scientist Over COVID Emails, Congress Turns to Fauci

The former NIAID director set to appear before a House subcommittee next week

Jun 01, 2024
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Urologists Flee Mission Health

Specialists mark the latest departures following HCA takeover

May 31, 2024
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Social Media Physician Endorsements Raise Prickly Ethical Questions

Just 28 physicians who endorsed products made $1.5 million

May 30, 2024
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