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HCA off the hook for claims it gave sweetheart deals to docs

Dive Brief: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit threw out a whistleblower’s suit against hospital giant HCA, meaning the chain won’t face liability for violations of the federal anti-kickback statute. The whistleblower’s claims involved a medical office building in Independence, Missouri, and a hospital complex in Aventura, Florida. Thomas Bingham’s suit against… Read More »

FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims

U.S. regulators have issued a warning to a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it has warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved drugs. The agency says Curaleaf’s claims could lead people to delay medical care for serious conditions like cancer.… Read More »

Flu outbreak claims life of toddler

A Western Australian toddler has tragically died after contracting a deadly influenza virus that has killed hundreds of people across the country amid an outbreak. Elijah David Huynh, a two year old boy from the Pilbara, died at Perth Children’s Hospital on Tuesday after being diagnosed with the Influenza A virus. He is the 42nd… Read More »

Texas Lawmaker Makes Sorcery Claims About A Top Vaccine Expert

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, engaged in a Twitter battle with renowned physician-scientist Peter Hotez, MD, PhD. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images) Getty Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, has accomplished a lot in his life. He’s well-known around the world for doing many, many very positive things. However, casting magical spells is… Read More »