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A new proposal to screen all baby boomers for hepatitis C means doctors face the prospect of educating an entire generation about an infection often associated with risky behaviors, such as sharing needles and unprotected sexual contact. A blood-borne...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment and HaysMed in Hays are working jointly to notify patients who underwent cardiac catheterization from May 24, 2010, to September 22, 2010, of potential exposure to hepatitis C. The U.S. Attorney for the...
Health officials in Maryland confirmed Monday the state's first hepatitis C case directly linked to traveling medical technician David Kwiatkowski, whose arrest by federal law enforcement officials in July in connection with a hepatitis C outbreak in...
When David Kwiatkowski was found slurring his words and smelling of alcohol in a Boston-area hotel room littered with prescription pills late one July night, his life as a traveling medical technician had largely unraveled already. In his early 30s, he...
As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job. Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the...
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Columbia-based medical staffing agency claiming it acted negligently in 2008 by hiring and placing a medical technician who allegedly went on to expose the plaintiffs to hepatitis C. The lawsuit also says...
NO By ANNA KNOBLACH Meyersdale There is a reason that marijuana is an illegal substance. While the effects from medicinal marijuana have been scientifically proven to slow AIDS wasting, reduce the negative effects of chemotherapy and alleviate...
Tags: LSD, Cancer, Chemotherapy, OxyContin (drug), Biotechnology
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity. A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
A second patient at Hays Medical Center is suing after contracting a strain of hepatitis C linked to a traveling hospital technician. Tom Walters of rural Catharine filed a lawsuit Monday against a Pennsylvania hospital and two medical staffing agencies....
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Litigation, Trials
FloriDUHIt looks like the judge really stuck it to this guy. Steven Beumel, 49, admittedly swiped syringes loaded with pain meds during patients' procedures done at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and then replaced them with syringes of saline with dirty...
Tags: Mayo Clinic
When Alan Shackelford's ankles would swell up, he brushed it off as another sign of getting older — only to find out it was a symptom of something much worse. The 59-year-old Windsor Mill man was shocked when his doctor recently diagnosed him...
A patient believed to have contracted hepatitis C from a rogue medical worker has sued Columbia-based Maxim Staffing Solutions Inc. for failing to report the traveling technician to legal authorities even though the company knew he had stolen narcotics...
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