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Oregon bill would Let ASCs offer extended care. Legislation would let patients at select surgery centers recuperate at the facilities for up to 48 hours after admission.

10% of alcohol-based preps allowed to dry for 3 minutes caught fire. Researchers say surgeons can decrease OR fire risk by using non-alcohol based skin preps or avoiding pooling of the prep solution.

Emails show Barry Cadden tried to cover his tracks after his lab shipped contaminated steroids. "No more fudging. No more BS. We must clean up all of our processes," NECC President Barry Cadden wrote in one email.

Faulty sensor leads to recall of Alaris Syringe Pump. Sensor-related false alarms could interrupt the supply of vital fluids to patients.

Humble Surgical Hospital is excoriated by judge for bilking Aetna out of millions. Texas facility paid physicians referral fees and submitted inflated claims, says court.

New details in how female impostor gained access to 5 ORs. A woman posing as a doctor in training uses "tailgating" to infiltrate the OR and other restricted areas of prestigious hospital.

Jury exonerates "double-booking" surgeon in high-profile case. In concurrent surgery, specialists move from OR to OR, performing the most challenging and intricate components of surgery.

Judge blocks further testimony by victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. "The emotional impact on the jurors has been visible to the court," judge writes in his ruling.

Malpractice threats don't improve surgical outcomes. Study finds surgeons who operate in litigious communities aren't more likely to perform safer surgeries.

Sprays and wipes could degrade plastics over time. The repeated use of "incompatible" cleaning products could be harming medical devices.

Hospital on the hook for $7 million after surgeon falls off rolling stool. It allegedly "shot out from underneath him," causing brain injury that ended his career.

New England Compounding Center produced drugs that were superpotent and subpotent. Quality control manager testifies at deadly meningitis trial that some compounded drugs were too strong, others too weak.

As business boomed at compounding pharmacy, disinfection practices slid. At meningitis trial, pharmacy tech testifies that hoods in clean room where tainted steroids were made weren't disinfected for a month.

Pain management Doc takes stand in meningitis murder trial. Fungal meningitis victims "kept coming," says medical director of pain clinic where 13 patients died and 115 were sickened.

Neurosurgeon Driven by Greed Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence. Prosecutors allege Dr. Aria Sabit profited by performing unnecessary invasive spinal surgeries.

Million-dollar lawsuit claims surgical fire ruined 86-year-old woman's life. Suit: Prep wasn't allowed to fully dry before electrocautery, she says.

Prosecutor: New England Compounding Center president viewed company as his "personal ATM machine". NECC head pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of 25 patients.

UnitedHealth acquires Surgical Care Affiliates in $2.3 Billion deal. Insurance giant adds outpatient surgery chain of 205 surgical facilities to its growing roster of doctor groups and clinics.

Trial to begin for pharmacist linked to deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. Opening arguments set for Monday in trial of Barry Cadden, the owner of the New England Compounding Center.

FDA: Battery-powered mobile medical carts could be a fire hazard. The agency has received reports of explosions, fires, smoking and overheating related to lithium batteries.

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