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Ecuador’s Moreno calls for probe into handling of corpses in coronavirus outbreak

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country’s outbreak that has overwhelmed health and sanitary authorities. Family members have complained via social media that public hospitals have failed to quickly locate the bodies… Read More »

Outcome Health to pay $70 million to settle U.S. doctors’ office ad fraud probe

(Reuters) – Outcome Health, which streams pharmaceutical ads on televisions and computer tablets it installs in doctors’ offices, agreed to pay $ 70 million to end a U.S. criminal probe into whether it defrauded clients by selling ad inventory it did not have. In a statement on Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said Chicago-based… Read More »

A 7th person has died from vaping-related causes. The CDC is stepping up its probe of e-cigarette illnesses

California will launch a $ 20 million ad campaign to warn against the dangers of vaping, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday, the same day health officials said a 40-year-old had died over the weekend from complications related to using e-cigarettes. Vaping-related illness recently killed another person in California, plus one person each in Kansas, Illinois,… Read More »

US probe of lung cases linked to ‘vaping’

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a “cluster” of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states. The CDC said there was no evidence that an infectious disease was behind the illnesses and that more information was needed to determine… Read More »

Drugmakers Astellas, Amgen to pay $125 million in U.S. charity kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) – Two drugmakers will pay nearly $ 125 million to resolve claims they used charities that help cover Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket drug costs as a way to pay kickbacks aimed at encouraging the use of their high-priced medications, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Japanese pharmaceutical company… Read More »

Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

(Reuters) – An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $ 85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract. Olympus Medical Systems Corp and Hisao Yabe,… Read More »