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Swallowed a Lego? Here's what to expect

Swallowed a Lego? Here's what to expect

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 08, 2018

You may have wondered how long it would take a Lego head to pass through the human body. A team of healthcare professionals made it their mission to find out.

Looping in 
home-based caregivers

Looping in 
home-based caregivers

December 08, 2018

This software, which complies with HIPAA, serves as a platform for everyone involved in a patient's care to send text messages, images, files, videos and other formats, keeping in touch when the patient is not in a medical facility.

Editorial: Healthcare, our biggest trade barrier

Editorial: Healthcare, our biggest trade barrier

December 07, 2018

Tariff battles, whether in 1992 or 2018, will not solve what remains one of U.S. businesses' main international competitiveness problems: the higher prices they pay for healthcare and the tab's uneven distribution.

6 doctors charged in alleged $464 million scheme to prey on addicts

6 doctors charged in alleged $464 million scheme to prey on addicts

By Anisa Jibrell  |  December 07, 2018

Five metro Detroit doctors and one from the Grand Rapids area have been indicted for allegedly running a $464 million healthcare fraud scheme that involved millions of opioid drugs and unnecessary medical procedures in Southeastern Michigan.

Drugmaker to sell cheaper generic rival to EpiPen injectors

Drugmaker to sell cheaper generic rival to EpiPen injectors

By Associated Press  |  December 07, 2018

Generic-drug maker Sandoz will start selling an alternative to the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. Brand-name EpiPen, which dominates the market, has been in short supply since spring because of production problems.


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