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NFL Abuse Of Painkillers And Other Drugs Described In Court Filings

National Football League teams violated federal laws governing prescription drugs, disregarded guidance from the Drug Enforcement Administration on how to store, track, transport and distribute controlled substances, and plied their players with powerful painkillers and anti-inflammatories each season, according to sealed court documents contained in a federal lawsuit filed by former players.

The GOP Health Bill Doesn't Know Which Problem It's Trying To Solve

Republicans supporting the House GOP’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare are pushing back on criticism that the plan would strip health insurance away from an estimated 6 million to 15 million Americans, as Congress awaits additional insight from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

What The Obamacare Repeal Bill Means For Physicians

One of President Donald Trump’s big rally cries during his campaign was that he was going to get rid of Obamacare, and the new president seems to be getting his wish. On March 6, House Republicans released legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with its American Health Care Act (AHCA).

Medical Errors Are Not The Third Leading Cause Of Death

I read it again this week, and I wonder why the editors of our medical journals continue to perpetuating this falsehood. An article in a prominent journal stated again that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. We all know this is not the case, and yet editors continue to let this be stated in their journals as if it were fact.

As a 29-Year-Old Cancer Patient, I Find Paul Ryan's Argument Against Health Insurance Appalling

No one should have to decide between being bankrupt or dead. In mid-January I got my annual physical. I passed with flying colors. Everything looked great, I passed all the tests, I can ride a bike 100 miles at a clip, I eat well, and so on.

SouthWest Passenger Codes, 20 Doctors On Board Offer Help

Is there a doctor in the house? It was a plane, but a woman's cries for help Monday were answered all the same — by around 20 medical professionals on board, officials said.

First-Year Doctors Will Be Allowed To Work 24 Hours Shifts Starting July

First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1, when a much-debated cap that limits the physicians to 16 consecutive hours of patient care is lifted, the organization that oversees their training announced Friday.

No Heart Surgeon Match Day for Major Medical Center

Medical students hoping to train in cardiothoracic surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City got some bad news over the weekend: The center will not be able to select residents in Match Day for cardiothoracic surgery.

Visa Ban Could Make Doctor Shortage In Rural America Even Worse

America's health care system relies heavily on foreign doctors, especially in underserved areas already struggling with a serious doctor shortage. Now physicians groups, medical colleges and doctors in the field are concerned that President Donald Trump's temporary immigration ban restricting people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., will mean there will be even fewer doctors available in rural communities.