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Feds fine St. Louis drug maker $3.5 million

(AP)—A St. Louis-based drug maker is paying $3.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that it illegally paid doctors to prescribe out-of-date antidepressants and sleep aids to Medicare and Medicaid patients.

dateJul 19, 2013 in Business
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Administration reverses on end-of-life counseling

(AP) -- Reversing a potentially controversial decision, the Obama administration will drop references to end-of-life counseling from the ground rules for Medicare's new annual checkup, the White House said Wednesday.

dateJan 05, 2011 in Health
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Report details how hospitals can be risky places

(AP) -- Medicare's new chief called for more steps to improve patient safety Tuesday, in the wake of a government report that said one in seven hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed during their stay.

dateNov 17, 2010 in Health
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Doctors brace for possible big Medicare pay cuts

(AP) -- Breast cancer surgeon Kathryn Wagner has posted a warning in her waiting room about a different sort of risk to patients' health: She'll stop taking new Medicare cases if Congress allows looming cuts ...

dateNov 13, 2010 in Health
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Health-care economics and policy: It's a perfect storm

Healthcare reform -- and the many options for fixing a broken system -- have appeared in the news headlines for months. According to an article in the June issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), Medicare patien ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Health
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