Month: June 2020

Push to Expand Doctors’ Legal Immunity During Crisis Draws Ire

By Tony Pugh + Lydia Wheeler Doctors reopening practices following the Covid-19 slowdown are facing pent-up demand for elective procedures that were largely halted by states when the pandemic took off. As physicians start to greenlight the joint replacements, heart procedures, and non-emergency surgeries that were postponed months earlier, the nation’s largest association of medical …

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Medical Institutions Must Act to Support Black Lives – STAT

By CARRIE FLYNN and CHINYE IJELI Oleoresin capsicum spray, better known as pepper spray, is a chemical weapon made from concentrated chili pepper extracts. In addition to causing intense pain and irritation of the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin, pepper spray can cause corneal abrasions and, in rare instances, death. UpToDate, the clinical practice bible …

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Aveanna Healthcare Faces Lawsuit Over Monthlong Data Breach

Patients have filed a lawsuit against Aveanna Healthcare over a monthlong data breach, alleging the provider lacked adequate security and failed to provide timely notice, among other claims. By Jessica Davis Georgia-based Aveanna Healthcare is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 100 patients impacted by a monthlong data breach from 2019. Over 166,000 patients …

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