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Family of Joan Rivers reaches settlement with clinic
The family of the late Joan Rivers has settled with the clinic at the center of a medical malpractice lawsuit following the comedian's death, attorneys for the family tell CNN. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better Health Care From Old Malpractice Lawsuits
Data from past claims is helping hospitals fine-tune their approach to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up in a range of medical fields. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Indiana Passes Controversial Medical Malpractice Law
It's been two decades and lawmakers in Indiana have voted in favor of a controversial medical malpractice cap. This cap will exclusively impact the lives of those who have been victims of medical malpractice. Currently, in Indiana the amount of damages one can cover caps at 1.25 million. This law was passed over 18 years ago. Under this new law the cap will now be raised to $1.65 million. Many Indiana residents are not satisfied with the new law as the medical malpractice cap is one of the lowest in the nation. Originally the governor of Indiana had proposed a cap increase every four years due to the cost of inflation but...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer doctor David Gorski (ORAC) is a 'ticking time bomb' for malpractice and medical negligence, warns health author
(NaturalNews) Karmanos breast cancer surgeon Dr. David Gorski is probably the last person you would want operating on you. This is a guy who disguises himself under various usernames to attack ideas and philosophies he vehemently opposes. Strangely, he devotes his time to "debunking... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discharging Problem Patients the Right Way
Discharging a patient from your practice can be a difficult decision. However, if done the right way, your practice will be better for it. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - May 4, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lucien W. RobertsRodney K. Adams, JD Tags: Pearl Managers Administrators Law & Malpractice Risk Management Patients Patient Dismissal Pearls Source Type: news

FDA Looks to Clamp Down on Laboratory-Developed Tests and Put an End to ‘Wild West of Medicine’: Might CLIA Problems at Theranos Support FDA’s Position?
The Wall Street Journal examines the FDA’s position on LDTs and looks at the pros and cons of LDT regulation by the federal agency National news coverage over the deficiencies uncovered by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) inspections of the clinical laboratory operated by Theranos in Newark, Calif., may have an interesting consequence that affects all […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 4, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Alberto Gutier Source Type: news

Jury awards $44M to patient in Philadelphia medical malpractice lawsuit
A Philadelphia jury awarded to $44.1 million a women who suffered a brain hemorrhage while being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, according to a report in The Legal Intelligencer. The jury, according to the report, found the hospital 65 percent liable and the attending doctor 35 percent liable for failing to recognize Andrea Tate’s adverse reaction to heparin, an anticoagulant medication, which she received after being treated for a benign tumor on tissue covering her… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Leapfrog Group CEO Wants Healthcare Professionals to Stop Rallying Behind Quality Measure Critics
Binder argues that groups opposing ‘value’ often diminish clinicians’ role in hospital quality and patient outcomes; clinical labs often have the data on the outcomes generated by different clinicians As healthcare moves steadily toward a value-based reimbursement model, Leapfrog Group CEO Leah Binder is urging healthcare providers to rethink their opposition to quality measures and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 27, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AARP Affordable Care Act BMJ Source Type: news

To Protect Assets, Docs Must Know Legal Risk Factors
What are some of the risk factors doctors face, both personal and professional, to protect their assets? Here are some potential ones. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 26, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Compliance Personal Finance Source Type: news

Trading in Medical Data: Is this a Headache Or An Opportunity for Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories
Legislation has been introduced that, if passed, would ensure health consumers have the opportunity to see and correct information held by data brokers When it comes to patient privacy, pathologists and clinical laboratory managers may be spending more time addressing a growing issue with the patient data their labs create and store. Third-party data brokers […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 25, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing analytics big data CDC centers for disease control and prevention Chesley Source Type: news

New York Hospital to Pay $2.2 Million Over Unauthorized Filming of 2 Patients
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital had allowed television crews to film two patients without their consent: one who was dying, the other in significant distress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CHARLES ORNSTEIN Tags: Chanko, Mark (1928-2011) Malpractice New York-Presbyterian Hospital ABC News Fines (Penalties) Source Type: news

Free Pharmacogenomics Test for Newborns Could Open Door to Wider Acceptance of Genomic Testing in Ways that Benefit Medical Laboratories
A hospital in Virginia now offers a genetic service to new parents that could impact clinical pathology laboratories if it develops into a trend Here’s a first in the rapidly-developing field of pharmacogenomics testing. A hospital in Virginia announced that it would offer a free pharmacogenomics test to newborns. This is a development that will […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 22, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ACMG american academy of pediatrics America Source Type: news

Rwanda: Ministry of Health Suspends Operation of 16 Pharmacies
[Focus] The ministry of Health has suspended operation of 16 pharmacies and five private health centers over negligence and malpractice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Cracks Down On Shoddy Health Facilities
[New Times] The ministry of Health has withdrawn licenses of 16 pharmacies and five private health centers over alleged negligence and malpractices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Now Theranos Faces Criminal Investigation on Whether the Clinical Laboratory Company Misled Investors, according to Published Reports
Latest news follows reports that Theranos was facing sanctions that include revoking its CLIA license and a two-year ban on its executives Holmes and Balwani and its former medical director, Dhawan Federal prosecutors began a criminal investigation into whether Theranos misled investors about its medical laboratory technology and operations, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 20, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing clia st Source Type: news

Detroit's corrupt healthcare system exposed: Crittenton oncology nurse goes berserk when probed about cancer fraudster Dr. Farid Fata
(NaturalNews) Michigan's Detroit-area healthcare system is entangled in a web of corruption, industry collusion, medical malpractice and under-the-table ownership exchanges that allow it to be absolved from accountability.Home to cancer fraudster Dr. Farid Fata, who was sentenced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Your Doctor Have Malpractice Claims? How To Find Out
How to find out if your doctor has ever been sued for and found guilty of malpractice—and what you can do about it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nichole Bazemore Source Type: news

CMS Notifies Theranos of CLIA Sanctions That Include Revoking Clinical Laboratory’s CLIA License and a Two-Year Ban on Holmes, Balwani, and Dhawan
Wall Street Journal obtained copy of letter sent by CMS to Theranos, dated March 18, 2016, that notified its executives of sanctions that include revocation of Theranos’ CLIA license and a process by which the medical lab company can appeal Theranos, the high-profile clinical laboratory company, had a day of reckoning yesterday. That’s when The […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 14, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Ope Source Type: news

Steps to Avert Ransomware at Your Medical Practice
No matter how small your practice is, it's important to put technical and human safeguards in place now to protect your data. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 13, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen McCallister, CPHIT Tags: Pearl HIPAA Law & Malpractice EHR Technology Pearls Source Type: news

Number of malpractice payments down 28% since 2004
The annual number of medical malpractice payment reports fell 28% from 2004 to 2014, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The total number of medical malpractice payment... (Source: Clinical Endocrinology News)
Source: Clinical Endocrinology News - April 13, 2016 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Number of malpractice payments down 28% since 2004
The annual number of medical malpractice payment reports fell 28% from 2004 to 2014, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The total number of medical malpractice payment... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - April 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Number of malpractice payments down 28% since 2004
The annual number of medical malpractice payment reports fell 28% from 2004 to 2014, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The total number of medical malpractice payment... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - April 13, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Number of malpractice payments down 28% since 2004
The annual number of medical malpractice payment reports fell 28% from 2004 to 2014, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The total number of medical malpractice payment... (Source: Clinical Neurology News)
Source: Clinical Neurology News - April 13, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Payer-Based Audits are Often a Waste of Time for Docs
While some payer-based investigations into fraud might be based on actual patterns of abuse, most are just an attempt to recoup funds. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 13, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog HIPAA Law & Malpractice Coding Compliance Source Type: news

Sure Genomics Offering $2,500 Whole Human Genome Profile to Consumers, but ‘Doctor Prescribed’ Medical Laboratory Test Caught the Attention of the FDA
FDA sends warning letter to the California-based start-up for its failure to obtain clearance for SureDNA test kit before accepting pre-orders from consumers Competition to market whole-human genome sequencing to consumers is heating up. Not only is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) watching these developments, but it is taking action to regulate companies that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 13, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology 23andMe Annals of Internal Medicine clinical laboratory food and drug administration Genome Web Laboratory News Mark R Source Type: news

Man Says Horror Dental Procedure Left Him Toothless
It's the stuff of nightmares. An Indiana man says a dental appointment to remove four wisdom teeth left him covered in blood, in a coma, and missing all of his teeth. "He had been put into a medically induced coma and he was lying there crying," Donny Grigsby's wife, Amanda, told WRTV. "This menace needs to be stopped." Grigsby, 36, was under the knife for five and a half hours during the March procedure at Columbus' White River Dental, his wife said. When she went to check on him she said she called for an ambulance after finding him covered in blood. Asking what happened, she said the doctor told her ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitals in Three States Offer Patients Free Medical Laboratory Tests Following Arrest of Surgical Technician for Allegedly Stealing Fentanyl from Operating Room
A 1999 case involving California phlebotomist charged with reusing needles resulted in similar widespread testing of thousands of patients Because of possible exposure to HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C from a healthcare worker, thousands of patients treated in multiple hospitals in different states are being offered free clinical laboratory testing. This situation is attracting […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 11, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Association of Surgical Technologists AST Baltimore Sun Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Catherine Sparkm Source Type: news

Why Whole Human Genome Sequencing Is Poised to Transform Patient Care Is Key Theme at 21st Annual Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory Management
World’s largest medical laboratory management conference will take place on April 26-27 and showcase how innovative labs are delivering more value with lab testing services By now, most pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals recognize that healthcare is prepared to accept the use of whole human genome sequencing for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is no […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 6, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology La Source Type: news

Important Lesson for Doctors in #PanamaPapers Fiasco
Mixing secrecy, bad tax advice, and the wrong jurisdictions may prove financially fatal for American doctors who misuse offshore tools for tax evasion. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - April 5, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Personal Finance Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Systemic Errors at Canadian Forensic Laboratory Motherisk Make National News and Provide another Example of Consumer Interest in Accuracy of Clinical Laboratory Testing
Investigations find hair-strand analysis at hospital-based laboratory was ‘inadequate and unreliable’ for tests performed over a period lasting five years or more Another case of a medical laboratory that produced inaccurate test results for an extended period of time has been making headlines in Canada. It demonstrates, once again, that both the news media and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 1, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations clinical laboratory Daniel Brown Dark Daily dark intelligence Source Type: news

Mount Sinai posts nearly triples income
Mount Sinai Medical Center saw its profits nearly triple in the fourth quarter, mostly thanks to a positive trend on its insurance side. The nonprofit hospital in Miami Beach had net income of $19.8 million, compared to net income of $6.7 million in the same period a year ago. The recent quarter included a $14.5 million gain because positive trends in its medical malpractice claims experience allowed it to reduce its liabilities. Its revenue increased to $136.3 million in the fourth quarter, from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

How to Build and Lead a Strong Radiology Practice
Washington, DC — At ACR 2016 —The Crossroads of Radiology®, radiologists will gain leadership ideas, strategies and practical advice to master the complex business of medicine. “The strength of your radiology practice depends on the strength of your leadership,” said Cheri Canon, MD, FACR, chair of the meeting’s Program Committee. “Leadership development — often not taught in medical school — requires recurrent reinforcement of distinct skills and tools,” she added. “Numerous sessions have been developed in conjunction with the Radiology Leadership Inst...
Source: American College of Radiology - March 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBM Watson Health to Acquire Truven Health Analytics and Its Millions of Patient Records for $2.6 Billion
IBM Health’s data combined with Truven’s patient records will create an enormous big-data collection representing 300 million patient lives If any pathologist or clinical laboratory manager still doubts the importance of healthcare big data, the multi-billion-dollar acquisition of Truven Health Analytics by IBM should put those doubts to rest. Last month, IBM Corp. (NYSE:IBM) announced […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 30, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing analytics big data Cardinal Health clinical laboratory data Source Type: news

How do you know if your doctor can be trusted?
Consumer Reports investigation found doctors with history of malpractice or disciplinary action may still be practicing, without patients' knowledge (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Difference in Being an Independent Doc
Some people might want the comfort of a salary and no overhead expenses. This independent doc sees it a completely different way. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 28, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Daniel Hoffman, MD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Staff Operations Practice Models Source Type: news

Hidden Malpractice Dangers in Your EHRHidden Malpractice Dangers in Your EHR
Although EHRs can streamline record-keeping, some of the intrinsic features could lead to trouble if you're not careful. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Diagnostic Errors Get the Attention of the Institute of Medicine, Reinforcing Efforts by Nation’s Clinical Pathology Laboratory Scientists to Improve Patient Safety
Along with its assessment of the rate of errors in diagnosis, the IOM has a plan to improve, but will doctors accept the IOM’s advice, or continue business as usual? Diagnostic errors in the American healthcare system is a problem that is now on the radar screen of policymakers at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 25, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Albert G. Mulley Jr MD clinical laboratory Committee On Diagnostic Error In Healthcare Dark Daily dark Source Type: news

Six Key Areas for Successful Physician Partnerships
Physician partnerships require much pre-planning in order for them to be successful. Here are six areas that must be considered. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 23, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Nick Hernandez Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Partnerships Personal Finance Source Type: news

Confessions from an Opioid Prescriber
As the medical community grapples with opioid prescription, one doctor says she has seen first-hand that these medications do not cure chronic pain. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 23, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Difficult Patients Risk Management Source Type: news

Pathologist/Researcher Offers Two Suggestions to Reduce Inappropriate Testing and Improve Patient Safety
Whether either or both of these suggestions can be put into practice is the challenge most clinical laboratories face For Pathologist Ramy A. Arnaout, MD, DPhil, one of the biggest issues all pathologists face today is how to overcome the breakdown in cooperation between pathologists and referring physicians that can cause patient harm. An Associate […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 23, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center BIDMC clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark i Source Type: news

Corruption Swallows a Huge Dose of Water
A Somali woman in Garowe drawing water from one of the many man-made ponds dug through a UNDP-supported initiative to bring water to drought-affected communities. Credit: UNDP SomaliaBy Jeff WilliamsMOMBASA, Kenya, Mar 22 2016 (IPS)While the United Nations marked this year’s World Water Day on March 22 focusing on the connection between water and jobs, a new report has rung loud alarm bells about the heavy impact of corruption on the massive investments being made in the water sector. Each year, between 770 billion and 1,760 billion dollars are needed to develop water resources and services worldwide — yet the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jeff Williams Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Education Environment Europe Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Middle East & North Africa North America Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Test Your Knowledge on Waiving Copays
Do you know why you shouldn't waive patient copays? Take this short true and false quiz to find out what you really know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 21, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Erica Sprey Tags: Law & Malpractice Revenue Cycle Management Medical Billing Collections Patients Source Type: news

Steady Increase in the Number of Workers with ‘Critical Illness’ Coverage Presents Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups with a New Challenge
Medical laboratories will have to rethink billing practices when providing services to consumers receiving lump-sum payouts from their critical illness policy Employers continue to look for ways to control the cost of health benefits for their employees. One emerging approach that will have financial consequences for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups is a newer […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 18, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations American Association for Critical Insurance anatomic pathology Ashley Ostrowski Barry Schilmeister clinic Source Type: news

Can EHRs Get You a Tax Break?
Tax experts provide insight on meaningful use payments and tax write-offs for EHR-related investments. What do practices have to know before April 15th? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 15, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Aine Cryts Tags: Health IT Law & Malpractice EHR Operations Source Type: news

Rwanda: Fighting Medical Malpractice Needs All Stakeholders On Board
[New Times] An event happened this week that seemed not to have attracted the attention it deserves yet it was a milestone that will help improve the medical profession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Marketing Company Indicted in $65M TRICARE Fraud
The personal services safe harbor law exists to protect physicians from prosecution when they receive payments for legitimate services. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - March 13, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Martin Merritt Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Stark Payers Source Type: news

Mechanism for ethical oversight of medical practice sought
A Parliamentary panel has sought a stronger mechanism for ethical oversight of medical practice to address concerns of malpractices or medical negligence. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do authors of systematic reviews deal with research malpractice and misconduct in original studies? A cross-sectional analysis of systematic reviews and survey of their authors - Elia N, von Elm E, Chatagner A, Pöpping DM, Tramèr MR.
OBJECTIVES: To study whether systematic reviewers apply procedures to counter-balance some common forms of research malpractice such as not publishing completed research, duplicate publications, or selective reporting of outcomes, and to see whether they i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

For Embattled Medical Laboratory Company Theranos, Bad News Keeps on Coming After Two Federal Inspections Show Problems in Certain Lab Practices
High rates of variability from one drop to another raise questions about the reliability of point of care testing equipment and companies that collect lab specimens only with finger sticks Since last fall, one news report after another has come out with bad news for Theranos Inc., the high-profile medical laboratory company. The reports have […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 9, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AJCP American Jou Source Type: news

Medicine and the law: Important ethical questions
From medical liability reform to undocumented patients, the medical world often intersects with the law. When these two worlds meet, how can physicians address the ethical and legal questions that shape the present and future of the practice of medicine? The March issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics explores key ethical concepts that determine the ways in which medicine and the law merge. Articles featured in this issue include: “How should clinicians treat patients who might be undocumented?” Physicians should never discriminate against patients or violate patients’ legal rights. Find out how to us...
Source: AMA Wire - March 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news