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    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed

    $225 Million Medicare Fraud Exposed
    More than 100 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals were arrested Thursday, Feb. 17, in what is being called as the "biggest crackdown ever in a single day in connection with Medicare fraud," according to CNN. According to various news reports, authorities arrested suspects across the nation in LA, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge, uncovering an ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +2
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    UPDATE: Police Searching for Shooter at University of New Mexico Hospital

    [photo:181146] Police continue their search for Cesar Dominguez-Garcia, age 21, CNN reports. The suspect was visiting the University of New Mexico Hospital with his girlfriend Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, the suspect became upset and reported fired a shot on the hospital campus; nobody was injured. Parts of the University of New Mexico Hospital were on lockdown as police searched for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies

    Nursing Assistant Charged With Killing Eight Babies
    A FRENCH woman has been charged with murdering eight newborn babies and her husband with hiding the bodies after skeletal remains were found in a village. The woman and her husband, both believed to be aged about 45 and thought to be the children's parents, were arrested in what French officials said could be the country's biggest infanticide case. The woman ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rate This
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    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings

    Nurses Fired for Facebook Postings
    Protecting patient privacy is one of the cardinal rules in nursing (hello, HIPAA). The legalities behind breaking a patient's trust and breaching their confidentiality is one of the first principles nurses are taught. It doesn't matter how it's done — verbally, on paper, via texting or online — it's still wrong. Earlier this year, five nurses who worked at Tri-City Medical ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors

    The Myth of Nurses Dating Doctors
    If shows like Grey’s Anatomy are to be believed, doctors and nurses spend more time having sex on the job than they do treating patients. Yes, nurses and doctors DO date each other, but not nearly on the scale that Hollywood would have you believe. The long hours and extreme situations of a medical environment can lead to more intense closeness ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Pfizer Gave Docs $35 Million in Last Half of 2009

    Pfizer Gave Docs $35 Million in Last Half of 2009
    TRENTON, N.J. - Pfizer Inc. paid doctors and teaching hospitals a total of $35 million in the last half of 2009 for services ranging from speaking to other doctors about the company's products to running studies of its experimental drugs. The world's biggest drugmaker by revenue disclosed details Wednesday of its payments to about 4,500 doctors and other health professionals. Unlike ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse

    Patient with Trouble Breathing Was Neglected by Nurse
    Mar. 16--A nursing home resident in northern Minnesota died hours after a nurse saw he was having trouble breathing but failed to alert the proper medical professionals, according to a state report released Tuesday. The man's death occurred on Oct. 1 at the Littlefork Medical Center, and state investigators are blaming the licensed practical nurse for not contacting a registered nurse ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation

    CA Hospital Head Arrested for Alleged Molestation
    LOS ANGELES - The executive director of a Northern California mental hospital was arrested Wednesday for investigation of molesting his foster child for more than a decade. Napa State Hospital Director Claude Edward Foulk, 62, was arrested at the hospital after a five-month investigation by Long Beach police. The hospital fired him after he was charged Tuesday with 35 felony counts, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight

    Brazil Probes Baby Death After Delivery Room Fight
    SAO PAULO - A newborn died after two doctors scuffled while the mother was in labor and Brazilian authorities said Thursday they are investigating to determine whether the delivery room fight caused the death or contributed to it. The two doctors were fired by the public hospital in the small city of Ivinhema near the border with Paraguay, but investigators have ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: -4
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    Cruise Ship Back in SC After Norovirus Outbreak

    Cruise Ship Back in SC After Norovirus Outbreak
    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A cruise ship hit by a virus outbreak that sickened hundreds returned Friday with passengers glad to be back and praising the crew for the way they handled the challenge. The Celebrity Mercury docked about 1:30 a.m. after an 11-day cruise and passengers began disembarking shortly after dawn. Celebrity Cruise spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said at the height of ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Texas Nurse Acquitted of Felony Charge for Reporting Doctor

    Texas Nurse Acquitted of Felony Charge for Reporting Doctor
    Feb. 12--A Kermit nurse did not commit a felony by reporting concerns about a doctor to the state medical board, a West Texas jury decided Thursday. The jury of six men and six women deliberated for about one hour before reaching their verdict in a case that had drawn national attention. After the verdict was read, each of the jury members ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence

    State Board Accuses Octomom's Doctor of Negligence
    LOS ANGELES - The fertility doctor who Nadya Suleman claimed helped her conceive her brood of 14 has been formally accused of negligence and violation of professional guidelines by the California Medical Board. The state licensing body said Monday that Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava acted "beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician" by repeatedly providing fertility treatment to ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Meijer Will Settle Pharmacy Case for $3 Million

    Meijer Will Settle Pharmacy Case for $3 Million
    DETROIT - Meijer Inc. will pay $3 million after the Midwest retail chain discovered it had employed four pharmacists who were barred from federal health programs, the government said Tuesday. The pharmacists worked at Meijer stores in Michigan and Ohio from 1997 to 2006 and had been barred from Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare, a military health plan. Federal law prohibits stores ...
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    Conn. Sues CVS, Alleging Stores Sold Expired Items

    Conn. Sues CVS, Alleging Stores Sold Expired Items
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut officials are suing CVS/Pharmacy Inc., alleging it has sold food and over-the-counter medications past their expiration dates at many of its Connecticut stores. [widget:become_a_nurse__logged_out_in_article] Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. say investigators found expired cough and allergy medicines, dairy products, baby formula, and other products at 20 stores in the summers ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Care Facility Fined $8K for Neglecting a Diabetic

    Care Facility Fined $8K for Neglecting a Diabetic
    A specialized Tucson long-term care facility has agreed to pay $8,000 in fines to the state health department for failing to follow state rules on caring for four patients, including a diabetic who died with elevated blood sugar. The fine followed an Arizona Department of Health Services investigation in March, which was prompted by four complaints about Cornerstone Hospital of Southeast ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Accused Dentist 'Indecent Towards Nurses'

    Accused Dentist 'Indecent Towards Nurses'
    A dentist asked three dental nurses if they shaved their pubic hair and he had sex with a fourth at his surgery, a disciplinary tribunal has heard. He groped two of the women and on one occasion pulled down his trousers in front of a nurse to reveal a leopard-print thong saying: "Get a load of that." Anthony Barton is accused ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

    Hospice Nurse Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
    A former hospice nurse in Greeley was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for stealing six patients' identities to get their pain medications. Marguerite Furgerson's sobs echoed through the Weld Courthouse hallway as she was led away in handcuffs to immediately begin serving her prison sentence. "You're a nurse. You're supposed to be helping people," Weld District Court Judge Tom ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm

    Police: Nurse Stole Drugs, Found With Syringe in Arm
    Propofol is not just for Michael Jackson. Kissimmee police on Thursday found registered anesthetist Teresa Fowler-Platkin slumped over in her black Mercedes-Benz with a syringe sticking out of her arm, blood on her skin and a bag full of stolen drugs, including Propofol, in her car. The powerful sedative, Propofol, is thought to be a contributing factor in the death of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +2
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    RN Accused of Drug Theft

    RN Accused of Drug Theft
    A Pymatuning Township man has been accused of taking prescription painkillers for his own use from UPMC Horizon, Greenville, where he worked as a registered nurse. Michael K. Miller, 47, of 1703 Park Lane, was charged by the state Attorney General's office with acquisition of a controlled substance by fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, which is a felony, and possession of ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nurse Accused of Acting As Doctor, Forging Prescriptions

    Nurse Accused of Acting As Doctor, Forging Prescriptions
    A nurse for Gulf County's health department faces drug charges after investigators say she stole a doctor's identity and forged prescriptions. Barbara McDermid, 60, was arrested on charges of illegally dispensing controlled substances, practicing medicine without a license and identity theft, officials with the state Department of Law Enforcement said Monday. Investigators with the FDLE, Gulf County Sheriff's Office and state ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rate This
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