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April 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

His Mastermind Ophthalmologist Father Dead, Oregon Man Sentenced in Healthcare Fraud Case

Ophthalmology center bilked payers out of millions, defrauded IRS.
Published: April 13, 2017

Certain Disorders May Increase Risk of Prolonged Opioid Use

A new study suggests prolonged post-operative opioid use may be due to factors other than surgical pain.
Published: April 12, 2017

Jury: Surgical Gowns Didn't Protect as Promised

Evidence shows Kimberly-Clark and Halyard Health deliberately misled customers about the impermeability of MicroCool surgical gowns.
Published: April 11, 2017

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March 2017

Is Facility Responsible for Swallowed Dental Bridge During Surgery?

Hospital says standard of care wasn't breached.
Published: March 31, 2017

Misleading Latex Labeling May Contribute to Allergic Reactions

Protecting staff and patients from latex allergens may be more difficult than it sounds, say the authors of a new white paper.
Published: March 29, 2017

New Orleans Surgeon Avoids Video Voyeurism Charges

A jury ruled his cellphone images of naked patients in the OR weren't sexual in nature.
Published: March 24, 2017

Compounding Pharmacy Owner Barry Cadden Acquitted of Murder

Jurors delivered a mixed verdict today in the trial of the former president of the New England Compounding Center.
Published: March 22, 2017

Study Finds Mobile App Follow-ups as Effective as In-Person Visits

Breast reconstruction patients loved the convenience of mobile app-based follow-up, and were no more prone to complications.
Published: March 22, 2017

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February 2017

Despite Neuropathy, Jury Finds Total Hip Patient Cared for Properly

Expert testimony convinced jurors that a nerve injury sustained during a hip arthroplasty was a "known and unavoidable complication," not the product of a surgical negligence.
Published: February 27, 2017

Bill Would Lift Moratorium on Construction and Expansion of Physician-Owned Hospitals

Texas Congressman continues to fight for repeal.
Published: February 22, 2017

Oregon Bill Would Let ASCs Offer Extended Care

Legislation would let patients at select surgery centers recuperate at the facilities for up to 48 hours after admission.
Published: February 16, 2017

10% of Alcohol-Based Preps Allowed to Dry for 3 Minutes Caught Fire

Researchers say surgeons can decrease OR fire risk by using non-alcohol based skin preps or avoiding pooling of the prep solution.
Published: February 15, 2017

Emails Show Barry Cadden Tried to Cover His Tracks After His Lab Shipped Contaminated Steroids

"No more fudging. No more BS. We must clean up all of our processes," NECC President Barry Cadden wrote in one email.
Published: February 15, 2017

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