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No new patients allowed in New Hampshire hospital after report
By Associated Press | October 01, 2014
A New Hampshire hospital that treats brain injuries has been stopped from accepting new patients under a directive from Gov. Maggie Hassan, following a report from a disabilities rights group accusing it of abuse and neglect.
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Ebola patient was initially released, Texas hospital admits
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospital officials at the Dallas facility currently treating the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. said Wednesday that the patient was initially released from the emergency department without being identified as a possible carrier for the virus.
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“Defeating Superbugs: Hospitals on the Front Lines” will be addressed at Oct. 7 webinar
By Modern Healthcare | October 01, 2014
President Barack Obama ordered his Cabinet to draw up a plan by next February to fight antibiotic-resistant microbes. Why wait? Find out what you can do now to defeat superbugs. Tune in to our Oct. 7 editorial webinar to get practical strategies from leading hospitals that are on the frontlines of...
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FDA cites Hospira for drug manufacturing violations
By Bob Herman | October 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Hospira said Wednesday that it received a warning letter from the Food and Drug Administration regarding poor manufacturing quality at one of its facilities in Australia.
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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
By Associated Press | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden announced in a press conference late Tuesday that the first U.S. case of Ebola has been found in Texas, with tests positive on specimens from a patient now being cared for in a Dallas hospital.
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Genentech's distribution change for cancer drugs upsets hospitals
By Bob Herman | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Genentech is changing the way it ships three high-profile cancer drugs to hospitals, which are concerned that the new process will grossly inflate their already high costs and potentially affect patient care. Genentech contends the change is designed to ensure patient safety and access to...
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Inova launches red-bag waste reduction initiative
By Maureen McKinney | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pizza boxes, flowers, wadded-up paper, latex-glove boxes—those were just some of the items regularly tossed into the red bags reserved for regulated medical waste at Inova Health System, headquartered in Falls Church, Va.
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Custom-fit your journey to improved patient safety
By John Wilbanks | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's no revelation that hospitals across the country are fervently working to improve patient safety.
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U.S. hospitals unprepared to handle Ebola waste
By Reuters | September 24, 2014
U.S. hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.
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September 23, 2014
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