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September 2015

Pentax, Hospital Targeted in Duodenoscope-Related Suit

Family of woman who died in 2013 claims wrongful death.

Published: September 3, 2015

Calif. Doc Behind Bars for Supply Theft

$25K Kaiser heist brings new charges for repeat offender.

Published: September 3, 2015

Common Pre-op Tests Not Needed Before Most Operations

Study suggests more than 90% of bleeding disorder screenings are a waste of healthcare resources.

Published: September 2, 2015

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August 2015

California Doc Implanted Unapproved IUDs in Unknowing Patients

The gynecologist allegedly bought the devices online and billed insurers for FDA-approved ones instead.

Published: August 31, 2015

American Nurses Association Calls for 'Zero Tolerance' Policy for Bullying, Workplace Violence

About half of all nurses experience harmful actions from peers or supervisors while at work, the organization says.

Published: August 31, 2015

FDA Alert: Becton-Dickinson Syringes May Degrade Stored Drugs

Company is alerting customers about 3 ml and 5 ml syringes.

Published: August 28, 2015

Dirty Surgical Equipment May Have Been Used On 12,000 Pediatric Patients

Seattle Children's Hospital advises those who visited its surgery center to get tested for hepatitis, HIV.

Published: August 27, 2015

UCLA Tests New Scope-Cleaning Machine on Duodenoscopes

The washer's thorough cleaning process could help reduce superbug outbreaks caused by dirty scopes.

Published: August 26, 2015

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July 2015

8-Year-Old Boy Makes History with Bilateral Hand Transplant Surgery

A team of more than 40 doctors, nurses and staff performed the 11-hour surgery in Philadelphia.

Published: July 29, 2015

Unlabeled Meds Lead to $5.1M Verdict

Local anesthetic switch left patient with brain damage.

Published: July 24, 2015

Robotic Surgery Linked to
144 Patient Deaths Over 13-Year Timespan

FDA documents show more than 10,000 reported robotic surgery problems between 2000 and 2013.

Published: July 22, 2015

ASC Employee Who Sent Confidential E-mails to Her Home Convicted of Computer Fraud

About to be fired, business office manager claims she wanted to protect herself.

Published: July 22, 2015

Patient Sues Hospital After Surgical Lights Allegedly Cause Severe Burns

This is the second lawsuit that claims an Oregon hospital's unfiltered halogen bulbs left patients with third-degree burns.

Published: July 20, 2015

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