09/11/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease doctor — starting with how to stay safe. "You don't have to be...
09/10/14 08:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions and opposed by business groups. "This is the least we can do," Brown told...
09/10/14 07:45 PM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50 million on the international effort seeking...
By Mark Flatten | 09/10/14 02:47 PM
Doctors say "conclusive" proof is an unrealistic standard in judging whether patients at Phoenix VA hospital were harmed.
By Brian Hughes | 09/10/14 12:46 PM
According to the White House, the GOP bill "would allow insurers to deploy practices such as charging businesses more when a worker has a pre‑existing condition or when it has more workers who are women than men.”
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/10/14 12:32 PM
Jonathan Blum has passed through the revolving door, becoming an executive vice president at insurance giant CareFirst.
09/10/14 11:17 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Legal Newsline) – The Ohio Supreme Court recently held that the medical doctor testifying on causation in a former smoker’s asbestos case must be a treating physician and must indicate that the smoking habit, alone, is insufficient to cause the asbestos-related disease for the...
09/10/14 10:45 AM
LAPLACE, La. (AP) — Ochsner Health System said that it has reached an agreement to acquire River Parishes Hospital in St. John the Baptist Parish Ochsner officials say plans call for turning the underused 80-bed acute-care hospital into an outpatient clinic providing emergency and primary care...
09/10/14 10:45 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) — St. Francis Medical Center, one of Ouachita Parish's largest private employers, plans to cut about 300 jobs before the end of the year. In a statement from the hospital on Tuesday, St. Francis said it would offer about 300 employees a voluntary workforce adjustment...
09/10/14 10:15 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — European regulators have approved a long-lasting insulin from Eli Lilly and Co. and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim that is the subject of patent infringement litigation with French rival Sanofi. Lilly said Wednesday that the European Commission granted marketing...
By Timothy P. Carney | 09/10/14 08:57 AM
Remember when President Obama and the Democrats sold Obamacare as a way to stick it to the insurers and painted Obamacare opponents as shills for the HMOs?
By Peter Pitts | 09/08/14 03:10 PM
The economics of American healthcare are dictated by the Golden Rule: "He who has the gold makes the rules."
09/09/14 09:46 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court late Tuesday rejected a lawsuit contending that a Texas death row inmate scheduled for execution could be subjected to unconstitutionally "tortuous" pain because the drug used in his lethal injection could be expired and ineffective. Willie Trottie, 45,...
09/09/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tests of pilots killed in plane crashes over more than two decades show an increasing use of both legal and illegal drugs, including some that could impair flying, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The study examined toxicology...
09/09/14 05:46 PM
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. A higher proportion of health workers has been infected in this outbreak...
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