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Scope Maker Olympus Hit With $6.6 Million Verdict In Superbug Outbreak Case

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July 25, 2017 at 5:28 am

A jury ordered the giant medical scope maker Olympus Corp. to pay a Seattle hospital $6.6 million in damages tied to a deadly superbug outbreak — and told the hospital to pay $1 million to a deceased...

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Jump-Starting Hard Conversations As The End Nears

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July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | Frederick Bannon Jr. was by his mother’s side in intensive care as she fought a rare form of muscle cancer in late 2014. She was heavily sedated, but he felt confident making medical decisions for he...

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Over-The-Counter Devices Hold Their Own Against Costly Hearing Aids

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July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | Hearing aids that can cost more than $2,000 apiece are only slightly more effective than some over-the-counter sound-amplification devices that sell for just a few hundred dollars, according to a rec...

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Price Transparency In Medicine Faces Stiff Opposition — From Hospitals And Doctors

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July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two years after it passed unanimously in Ohio’s state Legislature, a law meant to inform patients what health care procedures will cost is in a state of suspended animation. One ...

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Dead bird carcasses are lining South Cole Road. Concerned drivers are asking why.

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July 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm | The word that one state wildlife biologist uses is “disturbing.” He’s referring to the possibly couple of hundred bird carcasses that line the gravel along both sides of South Cole Road, near CS ...

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Blood shortage continues despite uptick in donations to Red Cross

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July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm | COLUMBIA — The American Red Cross is urging people to give blood in order to help alleviate a critical blood shortage. On July 5, the Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood and platelets af...

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Don't get these pet meds from veterinarian

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July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | BOISE - Attention pet owners: A company you've never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores...

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Don't get these pet meds from veterinarian

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July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | BOISE - Attention pet owners: A company you've never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores...

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Don't get these pet meds from veterinarian

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July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am | BOISE - Attention pet owners: A company you've never heard of wants you to stop buying prescription medicines and supplements for your dog or cat from your veterinarian and buy its products in stores...

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