Judge unseals records of OxyContin lawsuit in Kentucky

By Associated Press  |  May 12, 2016

A judge has unsealed records from a Kentucky lawsuit against the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin, including the secret testimony of a former company president.

CMS grants Texas' Medicaid waiver extension

By Aurora Aguilar and Virgil Dickson  |  May 07, 2016

The CMS has awarded Texas a 15-month extension waiver that will help cover the unpaid bills of Medicaid-eligible and uninsured patients in the state.

Tainted scopes suspected in California deaths

Tainted scopes suspected in California deaths

By Aurora Aguilar  |  May 07, 2016

At least three patients at a Southern California hospital died last year in a bacterial outbreak suspected to be related to tainted medical scopes made by Olympus Corp.

Doctor says hospital barred her from speaking to media about abortion

By Lisa Schencker  |  May 03, 2016

A doctor is alleging that MedStar Washington Hospital Center has violated her civil rights by barring her from speaking out about abortion, according to a complaint the physician filed with HHS. She also alleges MedStar didn't follow recommended security precautions for abortion providers.

Should False Claims Act go easier on providers?

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 30, 2016

A hearing held last week by a House judiciary subcommittee pitted a hospital CEO against an attorney on whether healthcare providers should be given greater protections against frivolous fraud lawsuits.

Georgia governor OKs funds for anti-abortion centers

By Aurora Aguilar  |  April 30, 2016

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that allows the state to provide funds to centers that offer medical and other services to pregnant women while discouraging them from getting abortions.

Middle-aged whites account for one-third of U.S. suicides

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Middle-aged white people now account for one-third of all suicides in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24% in 15 years.

Advocate Health Care sues rival over trade secrets

Advocate Health Care sues rival over trade secrets

By Katherine Davis, Crain's Chicago Business  |  April 22, 2016

Downers Grove. Ill.-based Advocate Health Care has filed a complaint against Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., asking a judge to rule to prevent Palos from wrongfully obtaining Advocate's trade secrets.

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