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Rite Aid allegedly traded gift cards for pharmacy business

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 03, 2014

Rite Aid Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to settle the U.S. Justice Department's allegations that the drugstore chain doled out gift cards to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to induce them to transfer their prescriptions to the stores' pharmacies.

Ohio bill would shield doctors who say 'My fault'

By Associated Press  |  December 02, 2014

Doctors talking privately to patients or families after a medical mishap could acknowledge responsibility or even admit a mistake without that conversation being used against them later in court, according to a proposal in the Ohio General Assembly pushed by physicians.

California's top court to address med-mal cap issue

By Lisa Schencker  |  December 01, 2014

The California Supreme Court has announced that it will hear Hughes v. Pham, a case that challenges the constitutionality of the state's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act of 1975, which caps pain and suffering, or non-economic damages, at $250,000.

Beth Israel Deaconess settles suit over data breach

By Joseph Conn  |  November 29, 2014

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has agreed to pay $100,000 and strengthen its data security policies to settle a state health information data breach complaint involving the medical and personal records of nearly 4,000 individuals exposed by the theft of an unencrypted laptop computer.

Michigan doctor charged in alleged surgery scam

Michigan doctor charged in alleged surgery scam

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 26, 2014

A Michigan doctor already embroiled in a federal lawsuit over his involvement in a physician-owned device distributorship was accused of performing lumbar spinal fusion surgeries on patients without actually implanting medical devices.

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