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Healthcare Fraud: Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Pays $18 Million in Settlement 
BOSTON, MA–A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary was involved with skirting U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules for its own gain, allegedly placing profit ahead of patient safety. Acclarent Inc., J&J’s California-based manufacturer of medical devices, paid $18 million to resolve...
August 9, 2016
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Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Penalties Hit New High 
The federal government’s readmission penalties on hospitals will reach a new high as Medicare withholds more than half a billion dollars in payments over the next year, records released Tuesday show. The government will punish more than half of the...
August 8, 2016
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New Law Requires Equal Pay Between Men and Women for Comparable Work
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law Monday a bill requiring men and women be paid equally for comparable work in Massachusetts — including what supporters say is a first-in-the nation provision barring employers from asking prospective...
August 4, 2016
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The Evolution of Telemedicine: Empowering Patients While Challenging Physicians 
The rapid expansion and evolution of telemedicine in the U.S. brings with it increased access at lower costs for patients and growing competition for physicians from providers with regional, national and international reputations. How to manage technology overload What used...
August 3, 2016
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FDA Approval for Wireless-Enabled InPen Insulin Pen & Mobile App
Companion Medical said today it won FDA 510(k) approval for its wireless-enabled InPen insulin pen and mobile application. The InPen is designed to connect to smartphones via bluetooth and send data back, including insulin dosage and timing, the company said. The...
August 2, 2016
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I Desperately Need a New Heart… Should My Doctor Game The Transplant Wait List?
Imagine your heart can no longer pump enough blood to your vital organs. Even minimal exercise tires you out, and you’re often short of breath when lying flat. Your lungs are accumulating fluid. Your kidneys and liver are impaired. You’ve...
August 2, 2016
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How IBM Enables YOU to Help Fight Zika and Other Devastating Infections… Using Your Phone
IBM IBM -0.37% today announced that as part of its Impact Grants Program, it will be donating its technology and expertise to help fight Zika virus. Working with Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry...
August 1, 2016
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Many of Nation’s Best-Known Hospitals Fail To Score 5 Stars In New Medicare Quality Ratings 
The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating on Wednesday, slapping average or below average scores on many of the nation’s best-known hospitals while awarding top scores to dozens of unheralded ones. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...
July 28, 2016
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Highest Concentration of Marijuana Smokers Near You – Check Out This Map 
Take a bow, San Francisco: The Bay Area is home to the highest concentration of marijuana smokers anywhere in the country, according to new data released Tuesday by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Every few years, SAMHSA combines...
July 28, 2016
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