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The Washington Post reports on a CDC report finding that "One in 25 patients in U.S. hospitals has an infection acquired as part of his or her care despite modest progress in controlling those pathogens inside medical facilities." Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
The Associated Press reports that "Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation's best cancer hospitals are off-limits." In an AP survey, only 4 of 19 nationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers that...
A new op-ed in The New York Times delves into the disturbing history of prescription drug theft and abuse among physicians. Highlighted in the piece are the cases of David Kwiatkowski and Kristen Diane Parker, both sentenced for infecting dozens of patients after injecting themselves with fentanyl and...