|Big Pharma is hard to rein in. Just look at two drug cases grabbing headlines.
Consumers have gotten eyebrow-raising views of Big Pharma’s ugly business practices and the tough and sometimes sketchy efforts to rein in the industry’s ravenous pursuit of profits — in settling clai … Continue Reading
|For nursing homes, a different kind of infection and unvaccinated staff raise alarms
Alarms are sounding yet again that the nation’s nursing homes and other long-term care facilities may need to increase important infection control measures and reexamine what’s going on with the staff … Continue Reading
|Vexation rises as unvaccinated dig in and pandemic surges with Delta variant
As coronavirus cases surge, hospitalizations rise, and deaths tick up — mostly among the unvaccinated — the national conversation has returned to familiar controversies over public health measures lik … Continue Reading
|Surgical robot’s maker sued over business practices — but not patients’ care?
Hospitals finally are saying bull feathers to the leading maker of surgical robots that cost institutions millions of dollars annually to buy and maintain. New lawsuits against Intuitive Surgical disp … Continue Reading
|Worse than feared: Drug overdoses rose 30% to record levels during pandemic
“It’s huge, it’s historic, it’s unheard of, unprecedented, and a real shame. It’s a complete shame” That quote, reported by the New York Times and made by Daniel Ciccarone, a professor of medicine at … Continue Reading