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Propofol Scheduled in Alabama

State's classification will demand secure storage, recordkeeping.
Published: July 30, 2012

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Nominate your facility today for an ORX award to automatically qualify for a chance at an all-expense paid trip.
Published: July 30, 2012

Are Your Nurses Depressed?

Study: Nurses suffer depression at twice the rate of general public's.
Published: July 27, 2012

The Steep Price of Joint Replacement SSIs

Rehospitalizations cost healthcare system millions.
Published: July 26, 2012

Joint Replacement Patients at Increased Cardiac Risk

Hip and knee procedures boost post-op heart attacks, say researchers.
Published: July 24, 2012

Does Prostate Cancer Surgery Save Lives?

Study: Prostate cancer surgery doesn't appear to save lives compared with observation alone.
Published: July 20, 2012

Surgeon's Failure to Follow Up Proves Costly in MRSA Case

Doctor allegedly failed to order antibiotics after positive culture.
Published: July 19, 2012

Malpractice Payments Hit Record Low in 2011

Report finds number and value of payouts on decline for 8th straight year.
Published: July 17, 2012

Plastic Surgeon Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Paid $9,000 in silver for killing of romantic rival.
Published: July 17, 2012

S.C. Governor Strikes CONs From Budget

Cost-cutting measure could leave healthcare law unfunded.
Published: July 11, 2012

The Secret to Getting Paid for Implants

Be sure to submit invoices when you bill insurers, court rules.
Published: July 10, 2012

Inside $4.7M Fatal Latex Allergy Case

Nurses found negligent for failing to follow hospital's latex-allergy protocol.
Published: July 10, 2012

CMS Gives CRNAs Green Light to Perform Pain Management Services

Proposed rule authorizes direct Medicare reimbursement of CRNA pain care.
Published: July 9, 2012

CMS Issues 2013 Payment Proposal

Hospitals once again reimbursed higher than ASCs.
Published: July 9, 2012

ASP Recalls Sterrad Biological Indicators

Product not effective through stated expiration date.
Published: July 6, 2012

Fired Nurse Argues Her Alcoholism Is a Disability

Court allows lawsuit claiming her termination violated civil rights.
Published: July 3, 2012

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