Owner of Drug Testing Lab Sentenced in Medicare Kickback Scheme
FDA OCI, Rakesh Reddy Kothuru, Las Vegas NV, laboratory owner, urine sample, drug testing, Medicare, kickback, scheme, Laboratory Services, LSA, confirmation, American Toxicology Labs, ATL, Michael Dube, treat, opioid addiction, buprenorphine, cash, kickbacks, illegal billing, prohibited, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 20, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Photos: Hines tops out on first phase of Levit Green life sciences complex near TMC
Phase one of the development, which broke ground in October, consists of a five-story, 294,000-square-foot laboratory and office building at 3131 Holcombe Blvd., just east of the Texas Medical Center. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 20, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeff Jeffrey Source Type: news

‘Now we have to deal with it’: what’s going on in the UK with monkeypox?
It ’s not the first time the virus has been found in Britain but now there are chains of transmissionThe person was sick when they boarded the plane. Five days before leaving Nigeria for Britain, they noticed a rash that spread into a scattering of fluid-filled bumps. When the plane touched down on 4 May, they wasted no time. The person attended hospital where doctors, alerted by their recent travel, immediately suspected monkeypox. The patient was isolated and a doctor, clad in full PPE, took a swab from a blister on their skin.Because monkeypox is listed as a “high-consequence infectious disease”, the situation mov...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Monkeypox Health Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Source Type: news

Ghana: DCL Wins Maiden Medical Partners Fun Games
[Ghanaian Times] DCL Laboratory Products Limited emerged winners of fun games organised in conjunction with Zutron Pharmaceutical Products Limited for its medical partners at the Madina AstroTurf in Accra last Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Los Angeles Reaches $26 Million Settlement with Sameday Health and its Contract Doctor Over Alleged Phony COVID-19 Lab Test Results That Put Patients at Risk and Cost Insurers Millions
Company was accused of manipulating clinical laboratory reports from previous COVID-19 tests to forge new results, and sending “negative” test results to patients even though their tests had never been completed National COVID-19 testing chain Sameday Health (a.k.a., Sameday Technologies) will pay $22.5 million—and its contracted doctor an additional $3.9 million—to settle a case with […] The post Los Angeles Reaches $26 Million Settlement with Sameday Health and its Contract Doctor Over Alleged Phony COVID-19 Lab Test Results That Put Patients at Risk and Cost Insurers Millions appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 20, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory COVID-19 D. Shawn Burkley JD Dark D Source Type: news

Scientists devise method to prevent deadly hospital infections without antibiotics
A hospital or medical clinic might be the last place you ’d expect to pick up a nasty infection, but approximately 1.7 million Americans do each year, resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths from infection-related complications and roughly $30 billion in direct medical costs.The biggest culprits, experts say — accounting for two-thirds of these infections — are medical devices like catheters, stents, heart valves and pacemakers, whose surfaces often become covered with harmful bacterial films. But a novel surface treatment developed by a UCLA-led team of scientists could help improve the safety of t hese devices and ease ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: antibody and vaccination data, 18 May 2022, ONS
This study is jointly led by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) working with the University of Oxford and Lighthouse Laboratory to collect and test samples. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Reports 8,179 New Covid-19 Cases
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has recorded 8 179 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 908 020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MELD Scoring for Liver Transplants in Need of Sex Adjustment, Study Says
(MedPage Today) -- Laboratory traits used in the calculation of sodium-adjusted model for end-stage liver disease (MELDNa) scores placed women at a distinct disadvantage, researchers reported. In an electronic health record (EHR)-based study of... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 18, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Biotin: Good for Hair and Nails, Bad for Thyroid Lab Tests Biotin: Good for Hair and Nails, Bad for Thyroid Lab Tests
New study supports prior finding that about 7% of the population uses products containing biotin in doses high enough to interfere with many laboratory tests, including those of thyroid function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 18, 2022 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Columbia University Researchers Say New High-Speed 3D Microscope Could Replace Traditional Biopsy, with Implications for Surgical Pathology
Columbia University’s MediSCAPE enables surgeons to examine tissue structures in vivo and a large-scale clinical trial is planned for later this year Scientists at Columbia University in New York City have developed a high-speed 3D microscope for diagnosis of cancers and other diseases that they say could eventually replace traditional biopsy and histology “with real-time […] The post Columbia University Researchers Say New High-Speed 3D Microscope Could Replace Traditional Biopsy, with Implications for Surgical Pathology appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 18, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine 3D microscope anatomic pathology Arkana Laboratories Cancer Research UK C Source Type: news

Africa: TB Laboratory Manuals Issued to Support the Implementation of Who-Recommended Diagnostics
[WHO] Three new manuals were released today to support the implementation of WHO-recommended rapid molecular diagnostic tests for the detection of TB and drug-resistant TB, the processing of stool samples for the diagnosis of childhood TB and the interpretation and reporting of line probe assays (LPAs) for detection of drug-resistant TB. These manuals were developed by WHO and the Stop TB Partnership's Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) working group. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - May 17, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Records 2,952 New Covid-19 Cases
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has reported 2 952 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3 894 745. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Experience with mentors inspires Mayo Clinic fellow to help other medical trainees
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., wanted a career that included research and clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research op portunity in the U.S. with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., who runs the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Observing his work—treating patients… (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - May 17, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The COVID Testing Company That Missed 96% of Cases The COVID Testing Company That Missed 96% of Cases
Officials across Nevada signed agreements with Northshore Clinical Labs, a COVID testing laboratory run by men with local political connections. There was only one problem: Its tests didn ' t work.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news