Health law

Will I Ever Need Two Doses Of The Abortion Pills?

Every woman responds differently to the Mifepristone-Misoprostol abortion pill regimen. With advancing gestation, a single dose of the two drugs may not bring about complete abortion. In women who are 8 weeks or more into pregnancy, a second dose of Misoprostol increases the efficacy of medical termination and significantly reduces the chances of a continued

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Physician Practice Roundup—Doctor sentenced to prison for fraud; Patients with depression go untreated

A New York surgeon was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the submission of millions of dollars in false and fraudulent Medicare claims; Despite efforts to detect and treat depression during primary care visits, a study found that only one-third of patients who are diagnosed start treatment for the condition and more physician practice

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Allscripts Lawsuit: What Makes It Different?

A class action lawsuit filed against Allscripts in the wake of a ransomware attack that recently disrupted patient care at hundreds of healthcare practices will spotlight a variety of critical security and legal issues, says attorney Steven Teppler.”This is not your father’s data breach case,” says Teppler, a member of the attorney team representing plaintiffs

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Former IT head at nonprofit clinic North County Health Services charged with bilking organization out of $800K

The former head of health IT at a San Diego County nonprofit provider has been charged with submitting almost $800,000 in fake invoices and telling purchasing staff that the entire clinic’s computer system would shut down without expedient payment.Hector Ramos pleaded not guilty to 49 counts related to the theft from North County Health Services,

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