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535 Articles Matching "investigation"

Source Of California Gas Leak That Caused Mass Health Issues, Evacuations Identified By Investigators

May 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A new report points to a corroded well lining at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility near Los Angeles as the culprit behind the environmental catastrophe in 2015 and 2016. The investigation also says SoCalGas, the company that runs the facility, failed to properly inspect 60 other well...
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California Investigation Blames PG&E Equipment For Igniting Deadliest Wildfire

May 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The utility, which had already acknowledged its electrical transmission lines were probably the cause of last November's blazes, could face criminal charges following the report from state fire investigators and be held responsible for billions of dollars associated with the destruction and loss of lives. PG&E filed for bankruptcy protection in...
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Philadelphia Soda Tax Cut Consumption By 1.3 Billion Ounces

May 15, 2019 , Forbes
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages led to 1.3 billon-ounce decrease in beverages sold in Philadelphia, an investigation in JAMA...
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Signs of Suicidal Thoughts Seen in PTSD Brains

May 15, 2019 , WebMD
The investigation raises the possibility that at some future point new treatments could be developed to reduce suicide risk in this vulnerable group of...
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Drugmaker Insys shares tank after saying opioid lawsuits may force it into bankruptcy

May 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Insys Therapeutics shares tanked Monday after the company said it may have to file for bankruptcy because it can't afford legal costs related to a Department of Justice investigation into the company's sales practices of one of its popular...
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FDA To End Program That Hid Millions Of Reports On Faulty Medical Devices

May 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In the wake of a KHN investigation, the agency will no longer let device makers file reports of harm outside a widely used public...
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After Baltimore Mayor Resigns Over ‘Healthy Holly’ Scandal, New Mayor Vows To Help City’s Disenfranchised Areas

May 04, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Investigations into Catherine Pugh's financial deals with health care entities like Kaiser Permanente and the University of Maryland Medical System will continue after she stepped down Thursday, saying she's sorry for the harm she's done and that Baltimore deserves a mayor who can lead the city forward. City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young takes over as mayor until...
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Joint telehealth, in-person behavioral health appointments decreased patients' time to care, increased utilization

May 03, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
The Genoa Healthcare-led investigation did not observe any significant changes in medication adherence or...
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Experimental Drug Shows Promise For Genetic Form Of ALS

May 02, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results, the experimental drug was linked to possible slower progression in people with a genetic form of the disease caused by mut......
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Microbiome Startup uBiome Cofounders On Administrative Leave After Reports Of FBI Raid

May 02, 2019 , Forbes
A week after microbiome startup uBiome’s offices were reportedly raided by the FBI, its cofounders have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an...
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Apple's Q2 earnings call, smartphone-based retinopathy scans and more digital health news briefs

May 02, 2019 jonah.comstock@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio and Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Also: uBiome's FBI investigation; Better Therapeutics' pivotal trial...
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Watch: Electronic Medical Records Investigation In Spotlight On C-SPAN

May 01, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
KHN’s Fred Schulte talks on C-SPAN with viewers about errors and other problems with computerized health...
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Large Genome-Wide Association Study Is First To Focus On Both Child And Adult Asthma

Apr 30, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Asthma, a common respiratory disease that causes wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath, is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide. A new study, published April 30, 2019 in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, is the first large investigation to examine the differences in genetic risk ......
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uBiome, the health start-up just raided by the FBI, had been double billing insurers

Apr 27, 2019 , CNBC Health
Biome, a health-tech start-up, just got searched by the FBI as part of an ongoing...
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Aetna settles lawsuit at heart of California investigation

Apr 27, 2019 , CNN Health
Aetna has settled a lawsuit in which a company medical director said under oath that he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny coverage -- testimony that prompted an investigation by the California insurance commissioner....
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Listeria and salmonella found in ice cream manufacturing facilities after recalls, FDA reports

Apr 25, 2019 , CNN Health
After a series of recalls, an investigation into safety issues at US ice cream makers forced one manufacturer to cease operations and resulted in three voluntary recalls, the US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday....
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Drug Distributors’ Role In Opioid Crisis Has Flown Under Radar, But A Reckoning Could Be Fast Approaching

Apr 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
As the financial muscle behind the opioid epidemic, drug distributors rank among the largest American companies by revenue, with the three leading companies distributing more than 90 percent of the nation’s drug and medical supplies. They've faced numerous accusations that they deliberately circumnavigated regulators in favor of profit. Now, in what could be a test case, the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the DEA are wrapping up an investigation...
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Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation

Apr 20, 2019 , Reuters
Novartis AG, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment....
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Supreme Court Asked To Take Up Louisiana Abortion Law Requiring Doctors To Have Admitting Privileges

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The justices voted in February to put the law on hold. It is similar to a Texas law the court struck down in 2016. News on abortion looks at a Florida bill requiring parental consent, an investigation into family planning funding for anti-abortion groups, and plans of a civil rights protector to defend abortion opponents, as...
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Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

Apr 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller InvestigationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00...
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