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Feds Report Gains in Patient Safety

Fewer patients are dying from conditions acquired while staying in the nation’s hospitals, according to a new federal report. Statistics from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) show that an estimated 87,000 fewer patients died in hospitals and …

Kentucky Doctor Suspended After Patient Deaths

Kentucky medical officials have suspended the license of a Florence physician after 14 of his patients died from drug overdoses. The Kentucky Enquirer reported the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure suspended Dr. Gary Shearer’s license on Monday. The 67-year-old Shearer …