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Volunteers sought as race to develop a Zika vaccine heats up

By Associated Press  |  August 18, 2016

Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study—this winter, when mosquitoes aren't biting—to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.

Best Practices: Addressing errors with Candor

Best Practices: Addressing errors with Candor

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 13, 2016

Apologizing for medical errors invokes fears that the gesture will be construed as an admission of guilt that leads to a massive payout. But a small cohort of providers is pushing back against that idea.

Northwestern pays $3 million in overdose death case

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 11, 2016

Northwestern Memorial Hospital agreed to pay $3.3 million in damages after a jury determined a pharmaceutical error led to the overdose and death of a 56-year-old man.

Essure court ruling in California could bring more lawsuits

Essure court ruling in California could bring more lawsuits

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 09, 2016

The decision could potentially open the floodgates for more litigation tied to the device, which thousands of women have said led to chronic pelvic pain, punctured their uteruses and caused other damage.

Jury sides with surgeon in bone cement trial

By Associated Press  |  August 08, 2016

A jury has found in favor of a University of Washington surgeon who was sued by the daughter of a patient who died after the doctor used a non-FDA-approved bone cement during the woman's spinal surgery, a lawyer said.

Data Points for Aug. 8, 2016

Data Points for Aug. 8, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 06, 2016

Data Points for the week of Aug. 8, 2016, covered the following topics: Hospital-acquired conditions and deaths averted from HACs, number of hospital-acquired infections leading to deaths, percentage decline in hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions linked to HACs.

Dr. Christine Cassel receives Gail Warden leadership award

Dr. Christine Cassel receives Gail Warden leadership award

By Maria Castellucci  |  August 04, 2016

Dr. Christine Cassel, planning dean of Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, has received the 2016 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.

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