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Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation

Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 18, 2015

Health advocates are pushing for regulation of e-cigarettes after a JAMA study has found that young e-smokers are more likely to try tobacco than those who have never before “vaped.”

Fla. Planned Parenthood asks judge for emergency ruling

By Associated Press  |  August 17, 2015

Planned Parenthood in Florida asked a judge Monday for an emergency ruling to allow them to continue performing abortions at 12 and 13 weeks after a discrepancy with the state about what constitutes first- and second-trimester abortions.

Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies

Hospitals slow to adopt patient apology policies

By Sabriya Rice  |  August 15, 2015

Deaths, whether inevitable or caused by preventable medical errors, happen daily at most hospitals. But few have adopted best practices for handling complaints or even questions from family members and caregivers, whose first and understandable reaction often starts with the word “why.”

Déjà vu all over again: Waiting for another ACA legal ruling

Déjà vu all over again: Waiting for another ACA legal ruling

By Harris Meyer and Lisa Schencker  |  August 15, 2015

Just when you thought the Affordable Care Act was out of the legal woods, reform watchers are nervously awaiting another federal ruling in a case that could seriously affect the law's coverage expansion.

CHS sues Georgia hospital over failed deal

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 15, 2015

Community Health Systems is suing St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., for allegedly concealing a federal investigation while the organizations negotiated a deal that ultimately fell apart.

FTC issues guidance defining unfair competition

FTC issues guidance defining unfair competition

By Lisa Schencker  |  August 13, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission issued its long-awaited principles Thursday on policing unfair competition. Some experts say the guidance is unlikely to change how the FTC views healthcare or other businesses, but others believe it could signal more enforcement.

FCC to allow unlicensed devices on same band as patient monitors

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 08, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission announced last week it would allow unlicensed devices developed in the future to communicate on TV and 600 megahertz bands, some of which are now used by wireless medical telemetry systems.

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