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By Robert Preidt
(HealthDay News) — The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study.
And compensation …

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Forget About Ebola And Get A Flu Shot

October 24, 2014 – 10:22 AM |
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By Michelle Andrews
KAISER HEALTH NEWS
Take a break from worrying about Ebola and get a flu shot this fall. While the Ebola virus has so far …

Supreme Court Stops Parts of Texas Abortion Law

October 14, 2014 – 9:18 PM |
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By Mark Sherman
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but …

New once-a-day pill for hepatitis C wins FDA OK

October 10, 2014 – 5:30 PM |
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By Matthew Perrone
AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C …

Tough Texas Abortion Law Likely Headed to Supreme Court

October 5, 2014 – 8:26 AM |
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By David Crary and Juan Carlos Llorca
ASSOCIATED PRESS
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting “a showdown” at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal …

Gov’t Website for Doctor Payments Not Quite Up to Snuff

October 2, 2014 – 3:04 PM |
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By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Jack Gillum
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Another year, another headache for the Obama administration over a health care website.
This one is called “Open …

Doctors Urge Caution As Pharmaceutical Payments Become Public

October 1, 2014 – 1:39 PM |
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By Shefali Luthra

A federal database unveiled Tuesday afternoon details 4.4 million payments from pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to doctors and teaching hospitals, sparking concerns that consumers might …