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Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 25, 2015

Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.

Calif. aid-in-dying case dismissal will be appealed

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 25, 2015

In another setback for California advocates of physician aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated last week he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice.

California judge says he'll dismiss physician-aid-in-dying lawsuit

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 24, 2015

In another setback for California advocates of medical aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated Friday he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice, also known as physician-assisted suicide.

An end to mandatory arbitration agreements in nursing homes?

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 17, 2015

Nursing home and patient advocates alike say a new proposed rule from the CMS forbidding such facilities from requiring residents to sign binding arbitration agreements is long overdue. But some say parts of the proposal might create legal gray areas for patients and facilities.

New Jersey hospital's loss of tax exemption sends warning

By Lisa Schencker  |  July 11, 2015

Many not-for-profit hospitals across the country could lose their tax exemption if the same analysis of for-profit activities is applied to them as a New Jersey Tax Court judge recently used in revoking a Morristown hospital's property-tax exemption, experts say.

UPMC gets in tiff with local newspaper

UPMC gets in tiff with local newspaper

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 04, 2015

The crossfire in the feud between the UPMC health system and insurer Highmark has hit another party—hometown newspaper the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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