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January 2017

Neurosurgeon Driven by Greed Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Prosecutors allege Dr. Aria Sabit profited by performing unnecessary invasive spinal surgeries.
Published: January 12, 2017

Million-Dollar Lawsuit Claims Surgical Fire Ruined 86-Year-Old Woman's Life

Suit: Prep wasn't allowed to fully dry before electrocautery.
Published: January 11, 2017

Prosecutor: New England Compounding Center President Viewed Company as His "Personal ATM Machine"

NECC head pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of 25 patients.
Published: January 10, 2017

UnitedHealth Acquires Surgical Care Affiliates in $2.3 Billion Deal

Insurance giant adds outpatient surgery chain of 205 surgical facilities to its growing roster of doctor groups and clinics.
Published: January 9, 2017

Trial to Begin for Pharmacist Linked to Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Opening arguments set for Monday in trial of Barry Cadden, the owner of the New England Compounding Center.
Published: January 5, 2017

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December 2016

Trendelenburg Patient's Fall Leads to Long Legal Battle

Surveillance video contradicts patient's claims, limits damage.
Published: December 30, 2016

$1.2 Million Awarded in Anesthesia Death

Anesthesiologist says it was a pre-existing blood clot — not his off-target nerve block — that caused patient's death.
Published: December 21, 2016

In Rare Move, FDA Bans Powdered Gloves

Agency says powdered gloves present an unreasonable health risk to medical professionals and their patients.
Published: December 16, 2016

CRNAs Left Out of New VA Policy

Department of Veterans Affairs to withhold full authority from nurse anesthetists and maintain the physician-led model.
Published: December 14, 2016

Cellphone-assisted Surgery?

After power outage, Ohio surgeon completes surgery aided by light from her staff's cellphones.
Published: December 13, 2016

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November 2016

Donald Trump Picks Staunch Obamacare Critic Tom Price, MD, as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

The 6-term representative from Georgia has a detailed plan for replacing Obamacare.
Published: November 29, 2016

Appendectomy Patients Don't Need an Overnight Stay

Researchers found little differences when they compared patients discharged on the day of an operation with those hospitalized overnight.
Published: November 16, 2016

A Look Back at OR Excellence

Pictures of the people who made this year's conference a smashing success.
Published: November 11, 2016

Drug-Resistant Fungus Linked to 4 Deaths in U.S. Hospitals

The CDC says Candida auris has been identified in a total of 13 cases here.
Published: November 9, 2016

Study: Patient Warming Doesn't Prevent SSIs in Clean Wound Surgery

Researchers find intraoperative hypothermia not significantly associated with SSIs.
Published: November 8, 2016

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