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COVID-19 Treatment to Cost Private Insurers $3,120

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries. …

Reopening U.S. Economy Will Mean Creating All Kinds of New Jobs

Thermal scanners in Utah and Maryland. Contact tracers in San Francisco. Decontamination technicians in Miami. Meet the people needed to keep the post-Covid economy running. In the wake of a pandemic that’s put millions of Americans out of work, a …

Four Involved in Texas Ambulance Wreck Taken to Hospital

Authorities say a cardiac patient and three Central Texas medical personnel have been hurt after their ambulance flipped on a rain-slick highway. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened late Sunday afternoon in Waco. DPS says the …

FDA Says Avastin Not Safe for Breast Cancer Treatment

The FDA has revoked the agency’s approval of Avastin for the treatment of breast cancer, after concluding that the drug has not been shown to be safe and effective for that use. Avastin will still remain on the market as …

A Framework of Adjusting Medical Claims Involving Possible Experimental Treatment

Modern health insurance policies and ERISA plans exclude coverage for experimental medical treatments. The question of what types of treatments qualify as experimental is problematic. Adjusting a claim for medical treatment which may be experimental can be a difficult exercise. …

Vermont Hospital Says Errors Made in Pedestrian Death

Vermont’s largest hospital has acknowledged errors were made in the treatment of a 20-year-old Burlington man who had been hit by a car in his wheelchair, but was released from the hospital and died hours later. An autopsy determined Zachary …

Part 3: Bed Bugs Abatement a Growing Challenge for Landlords, Cities, Insurers

Treatment Options Though insecticides may be the treatment of choice for killing bed bugs, other options do exist, according to Henriksen. “There are several different methods that are effective in killing bed bugs. Heat is one of them. Others include …

Part 1: Bed Bugs Abatement a Growing Challenge for Landlords, Cities, Insurers

An alarming invasion of bed bugs in homes, hotels, schools, hospitals and other facilities has led to a renewed call for lifting of a government ban on a pesticide once used to combat the bugs and moves in several states …

Ohio Home Burns Down During Bedbugs Treatment

Fire officials in Cincinnati say a two-family home was destroyed when a heater being used to kill bedbugs set a carpet on fire. The house was being treated Sunday by an exterminator who says he gets rid of the pests …