Tuomey Healthcare loses appeal, ordered to pay $237M judgment

Sumter, S.C.-based Tuomey Healthcare System must pay the $237 million judgment previously entered against it in a False Claims Act case after a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the district court’s ruling…

India’s Aspirations for Universal Health Coverage

How does one rate a health system that attracts medical tourism for its high-quality, low-cost advanced care, even as it lags behind many developing countries on key health indicators? What can we make of a country that’s become the global pharmacy for…

Striking down weak patents protects patients

In some cases, explosive drug prices are the result of drugmakers’ patent schemes that financially distress consumers and limit their treatment options. That is why a recent proposal to exempt pharmaceutical companies from a key consumer protection would leave families across the country even more hostage to egregious pharmaceutical prices. Continue reading

AMA calls for more accountability on ‘media doctors’

Information provided by doctors in the media has contributed to some difficult conversations with patients, according to Benjamin Mazer, a third-year student at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.read more

Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act

The Institute of Medicine conducted a study on the current status of, and future opportunities to improve, cardiac arrest treatment and outcomes in the United States. This report examines the complete system of response to cardiac arrest in the United …

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