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Music Is as Good as Sedative in Calming Nerves Before Surgery

Study finds listening to the "most relaxing song on Earth" before getting a nerve block reduces anxiety as well as Versed.

Posted 08/07/19 | Post a comment

Federal Court Dismisses More Than 5,000 Lawsuits Against 3M's Patient Warming System

The ruling, which follows a recent Minnesota appeals court dismissal of suits against 3M, is the latest in a 6-year legal battle.

Posted 08/02/19 | Post a comment

Study Finds Sedation Method Doesn't Affect Adenoma Detection Rate

No significant difference between moderate or deep sedation in colonoscopy detection rates.

Posted 07/16/19 | 4 comments

Negligence Suit: Reckless Intraoperative Neuromonitoring During Spinal Surgery Led to Deadly Catastrophic Hypoxic Brain Injury

$4.2M settlement reached in suit that alleged physiatrist behind wheel and on phone instead of neuromonitoring patient's brain function from office laptop.

Posted 07/11/19 | 1 comment

Class Action: 600 Ex-employees Sue Laser Spine Institute for 2 Months of Pay and Benefits

The chain of surgery centers closed without warning - now some stunned workers are seeking restitution.

Posted 07/10/19 | 1 comment

Senator Creates Firestorm With Nurses Playing Cards Comment

Lawmaker has received thousands of angry calls and comments - and 667 packages of playing cards in the mail.

Posted 04/24/19 | 2 comments

Suspect Logged Into Electronic Prescription Program as Ophthalmologist to Fraudulently Issue Opioid Scripts

In a little more than a year, woman illegally wrote 73 prescriptions and obtained more than 5K pills.

Posted 04/24/19 | Post a comment

Marijuana Users May Need Higher Doses of Sedatives Before Endoscopy

Study participants needed significantly more fentanyl, midazolam and propofol than non-users.

Posted 04/23/19 | Post a comment

Brainlab Recalls Spine & Trauma 3D Navigation 1.0 Software Due to Display Inaccuracies

The class 1 recall applies to 60 U.S. systems.

Posted 04/18/19 | Post a comment

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