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Report: University of Michigan Missed Chances to Stop Doctor’s Abuse

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP )– Staff at the University of Michigan missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades with long-term consequences for hundreds of patients, including generations of student athletes, a law firm hired …

Wisconsin Hospital Files 200 Debt Lawsuits During Pandemic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) –Alysa Gummow didn’t know what to think in October when the letters from law firms arrived in the mail. She had filed for bankruptcy in 2017 to restructure nearly $50,000 in debt _ mostly from an earlier …

Deaf Woman Sues Michigan Hospital For Not Providing Interpreter

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A deaf woman sued a Michigan hospital, alleging that it violated federal laws by failing to provide her with a sign language interpreter when she was transferred to the hospital last fall. Christine Ketola is accusing …

Bausch Yanked Online Prescribing After Dermatologist Backlash

When a new service allowing people to shop online for prescription skin medications launched last month, Anne Marie McNeill had her doubts. The site, Dermatology.com, is backed by drug manufacturer Bausch Health Companies Inc. Before receiving a prescription, a user …

Cancer Risk Forces Recall of Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

Weight-loss drug Belviq will be withdrawn from the U.S. market at the request of the Food and Drug Administration, after research tied it to increased rates of cancer. Belviq came on the market in the U.S. in 2012 and is …

Judge to OK $215M Settlement for USC Gynecologist’s Patients

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The …

FDA is Green-Lighting Drugs at Breakneck Speed and Raising Alarm

The U.S. is approving new drugs so fast that companies are now preparing for a green light months in advance of the scheduled decision date, a pace that’s helping patients with rare or untreatable diseases but raising alarm among consumer …

Report: Reckless Prescribing Common in California

California patients are at risk from reckless prescribing by doctors because of a lack of oversight at the state Medical Board, an investigation has found. The board seldom tries to suspend the prescribing privileges of physicians under investigation, and even …

Minnesota Hospitals Warn Patients Laptop Stolen

Hospital officials say thousands of patients at Fairview and North Memorial hospitals may have been exposed to potential identity theft because of a stolen laptop computer. Officials say the laptop contained private data on more than 16,000 patients and was …