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Police: Director of surgery center tried to traffic 28g of fentanyl. Police arrest spine surgeon for drug charges during investigation into unrelated cell phone theft.

A look at health care's reimbursement future at ORX. Attendees learned about the triple aim of care: quality, cost and patient satisfaction.

At ORX, why open disclosure bests deny and defend. Transparency with patients when surgical errors occur improves care and eases the financial burden of malpractice liability.

At ORX, the case for giving disruptive docs a second chance. There are ways to work with problem physicians to make them productive members of your team.

Study finds patients fare better when the surgeon is female. Nature or nurture? Women typically have to work harder to become surgeons, the authors point out.

ORX attendees learn why patients come second. Creating an exceptional team of leaders will transform patient care.

Study: "Frailty" a better predictor of complications than age in low-risk surgeries. Informed consent should deemphasize age, increase emphasis on frailty, say the authors.

CDC study: Doctors and nurses admit to reusing syringes for multiple patients at dangerously high rates. Researchers found that 12% of physicians and 3% of nurses reuse syringes in their workplace.

Researchers study which alcohol hand rub dries fastest. Study compares liquid, gel and foam forms of isopropanol and ethanol formulations.

Numerous cases of a potentially blinding condition have been tied to Vancomycin injections. Although the cause of hemorrhagic occlusive retinal vasculitis is currently unproven, there is a strong association with the use of intraocular vancomycin, says FD

Nurse dies while protecting his orthopedic surgeon-wife during Mandalay Bay Massacre. Sonny Melton, RN, one of the 59 reported deaths during the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night, protected his wife from deadly gunfire.

Dental assistant and former ASC co-worker shot each other up after stealing vial of morphine. An investigation into the woman's overdose has led to charges of burglary, larceny and now manslaughter against friend and former colleague Jessica Hill.

Hospital: Cerner's software caused $16 million in losses. Agnesian Healthcare claims coding errors in billing software from Cerner forced it to send out bills by hand.

Duodenoscope with disposable distal cap said to be easier to reprocess. The FDA says the disposable cap will improve access for cleaning and reprocessing.

Who's using the robot? Study: Urology, gynecology and endocrine-related surgery have the highest proportion of robotic-assisted procedures.

Inmate claims he was needlessly handcuffed and shackled during and after emergency appendectomy. Despite objections from surgeon, prison guards kept patient restrained for days, according to lawsuit.

Editorial: Orthopedists should hand in their football sideline passes. Citing brain-injury risk, journal says orthopedic surgeons should not support football.

Johnson & Johnson hit with $57M judgment in pelvic mesh trial. Court-ordered payment is going to a woman who underwent 3 surgeries to remove defective pelvic mesh implants.

Feds: Sightpath lured eye surgeons with luxury trips for nearly a decade. Mobile cataract surgery outsourcing firm allegedly took ophthalmologists on luxury skiing vacations and high-end fishing, golfing and hunting trips to persuade them to use its servi

Anatomy of a scam: materials manager and his accomplice allegedly bilked facility into buying supplies it never received. Two men, including the ASC's former materials manager, have been indicted on multiple counts of fraud for allegedly scheming $1

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