Humana, paid Chandler Regional $57k for the bill. The hospital has asked Marcie Edmonds for the balance of $25k. It’s unclear whether Chandler will agree to drop the entire balance, but the hospital apologized to Edmonds for any distress caused by the treatment cost.

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Shopping Around For Surgery

February 7, 2012

Companies try to make health-care costs transparent

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After a generation of denial, research leaders are finally treating scientific fraud with the seriousness it deserves, says Colin Macilwain

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The NY Department of Education says girls as young as 14 will be able to get the Plan B emergency contraception without parental consent

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Social media proved to be one powerful tool for a mother dying of breast cancer and desperate to get a drug that has yet to be approved by the FDA. Darlene Gant, 46, posted on YouTube as an attempt to plead with the FDA to allow her to use pertuzumab under compassionate use

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AMP V. Myriad – Again!

August 21, 2012

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just decided the AMP v. Myriad case after the Supreme Court granted, vacated, & remanded it in light of Mayo v. Prometheus. The case went back to the same 3 judges who had written the first, fractured opinions. This time, they did it again

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Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality will lead an effort with the Applied Physics Laboratory, Whiting School of Engineering & Berman Institute of Bioethics to design, implement & deploy an integrated set of interventions to reduce medical errors in ICUs

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John Geyman: “Even as we marvel at the latest advances in medical technology in this country, a dire and unacceptable consequence of these changes is already in plain sight — the loss of the patient as person in the process of our fragmented and dysfunctional health care “system.””

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