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June 2017

Ophthalmologist Sues Over "Unconstitutional" Certificate-of-Need Process

Lawsuit: Iowa's "burdensome" 40-year-old CON process — and intervention from nearby hospitals — has prevented eye surgeon from using his fully equipped surgery center.
Published: June 23, 2017

Jury Awards $870K to Man After Surgeon Amputates Wrong Testicle

Urologist removes healthy left testicle while leaving the damaged right one in place.
Published: June 16, 2017

All 16 Reprocessed Ureteroscopes Tested in Study Were Still Contaminated

Researchers stress the importance of consistently monitoring reprocessing outcomes.
Published: June 15, 2017

For Surgical Sales Reps, It's All About Bonuses and Commissions

Virtually all make six figures, but bonuses account for nearly 40% of their incomes.
Published: June 14, 2017

What Caused Mold to Grow in Sterilization Sink?

Mold discovery puts surgeries on hold at California hospital.
Published: June 13, 2017

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May 2017

Morcellator Opponent Amy Reed, MD, Succumbs to Cancer

Dr. Reed led a years-long campaign to expose the hazards posed by power morcellators.
Published: May 26, 2017

Judge Awards $88K to Surgeon "Forced Out" for Double-Booking Complaints

Neurosurgeon James Holsapple, MD, alleged he was pressured to leave his job at Upstate University Hospital because he voiced safety concerns over a spine surgeon being permitted to book concurrent surgeries in multiple ORs.
Published: May 26, 2017

Doctor, 2 Nurses Jailed Without Bail After Child Sex Videos Emerge

Police say 7 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13 were victimized.
Published: May 24, 2017

Inspiration of Informed Consent Dead at 78

Jerry Canterbury's paralysis after routine back surgery forever changed how doctors discuss the risks of care.
Published: May 19, 2017

Watch: Surgeon and Nurse Duke it Out Inside a Hospital in China

A viral video shows a surgeon and his nurse-girlfriend brawling in an operating room.
Published: May 18, 2017

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April 2017

What You Need to Know About 3 Big Acquisitions

BD, Cardinal and Surgical Information Systems broaden their product offerings.
Published: April 28, 2017

Did Compounded Antibiotic-steroid Formulation Cause Cataract Patients' Vision Problems?

So far, as many as 50 cataract patients have reported worsening visual acuity.
Published: April 27, 2017

CRNA Faces 10 Years in Prison for Allegedly Diverting Fentanyl

He's accused of repeatedly signing out extra, claiming it was for patients.
Published: April 25, 2017

Legislation Would Outlaw Surgical Smoke in Calif. ORs

Lawmakers press forward with a bill that would mandate the use of smoke-evacuation systems in healthcare settings.
Published: April 19, 2017

Jury Says ConMed Subsidiary Made False Claims in Advertising, Awards $12M in Damages

Lexion accused SurgiQuest of engaging in unfair competition.
Published: April 19, 2017

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