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Practice Makes Perfect: Small changes can mean big savings for medical practices
By Joan Hablutzel | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice-management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we'll tackle No. 2 on that list: dealing with rising operating costs.
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Shortage of in-home dialysis solution has patients worried
By Los Angeles Times | September 15, 2014
Baxter International, the nation's leading supplier of peritoneal dialysis solution, says it can't keep up with demand and has started rationing the product, directing physicians to limit the number of new patients to whom they prescribe the treatment and reducing the size of shipments sent to...
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Federal pot farm cranks up production 30% for 2014
By Modern Healthcare | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Production will be high, so to speak, at the nation's only federally sanctioned marijuana farm this year.
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Linking Data to Outcomes: Register Today for the Supply Chain Webcast
By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | September 12, 2014
In today's era of health reform and accountable care, the supply chain plays a crucial role in driving high value and positive outcomes. On Oct. 1, Modern Healthcare Custom Media in partnership with Covidien will be broadcasting an exclusive roundtable webcast featuring three top supply chain...
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Man pleads not guilty to fraud charge in 2012 meningitis outbreak
By Reuters | September 11, 2014
A pharmacist who worked for the Massachusetts company that sparked a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people pleaded not guilty on Thursday to the first criminal charges filed in the case.
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Federal probe of doc-owned distributorship yields False Claims suit
By Jaimy Lee | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Justice Department is moving forward with False Claims Act allegations against a company that sells spine implants to hospitals, alleging that the company and its owners made improper payments to surgeons to use the company's medical devices in the procedures they performed.
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U.S. widens program to dispose of prescription drugs
By Reuters via Yahoo | September 08, 2014
Americans will be able to dispose of unused prescription drugs at more sites under a Drug Enforcement Administration rule announced on Monday aimed at curbing rising drug addiction and abuse.
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Registries can be source of critical data
September 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Groups press FDA to encourage medical-device registries”: Hip and knee implant registries incorporating refined data for comparative effectiveness, quality monitoring and public reporting are clearly necessary.
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FDA OKs Merck drug, first in new cancer drug class
By Associated Press | September 05, 2014
Merck & Co. on Thursday won the first U.S. approval for a new kind of cancer drug with big advantages over chemotherapy and other older cancer treatments.
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Pharmacist arrested in tainted-steroid case
By Associated Press | September 04, 2014
A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.
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