On February 8, Mario Malena checked into a public hospital in Harlem, explaining to staff that he had been hearing voices that told him to jump in front of a train. A few weeks later, he was discharged from another public hospital, in the Bronx. On the same day Malena walked out of out of that fac ... More >>
Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg, local prosecutors and medical folks for moving to sharply limit the amount of prescription painkillers doled out in emergency rooms in the city's 11 public hospitals. It's about time someone took on the over-prescribing of highly addictive drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodo ... More >>
The Grenada invasion
Some New York hospitals are in the business of screwing over poor people as much as they are in the business of providing healthcare, a new report has found. According to the Community Service Society, most of the state's medical centers tend to violate debt collection regulations -- which p ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 15, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 42 The New Abortion Law: Back to the Quacks By Robin Reisig If you need an abortion after next Monday, when New York City's new health code on abortions becomes law, you may find yourself driven back to " ... More >>
Here's a challenge: try to imagine a major network television news program -- one with a long, storied reputation for hard-hitting journalism -- assigning a reporter to follow around OJ Simpson's current love interest (whoever that might be), in order to drum up sympathy for how difficult lif ... More >>
"Once the toast of Birmingham, Alabama, worth some $300 million," wealthy televangelist and HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy was accused of fraud and convicted (not of the fraud, but of bribery on an earlier charge) and had to pay $2.8 billion to shareholders and go to prison. ABC's Nightline ... More >>
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In a $30 million home health-care scam, some well-connected names
The stated rationale for the U.S. Navy shooting down a failed spy satellite is to protect us earthlings from the half-a-ton of super-toxic hydrazine rocket fuel stored inside the satellite. So perhaps it's only out of an abundance of caution that the Centers for Disease Control sent out a warning o ... More >>
Staff, not inmates, at Brooklyn's biggest psychiatric ward
Frist, other esteemed leaders present their wallets for your perusal.
Study Finds Poor Oversight of a Billion Health Care Dollars
Bloomberg Backs a Bold New Abortion-Training Plan
How Private Ambulance Crews Steer Patients Away From Public Hospitals
Did Cancer or Character Kill Rudy's Run for the Senate?
City Ambulances Head Toward Privatization
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How New Yorks Uninsured Really Survive
The crisis at North Central Bronx Hospital
Why the U.S. gets so little bang for its health care buck
Hasty discharges may put Manhattan Psychiatric Center patients at risk
A New Harlem Clinic May Be a Litmus Test for the Future of City Health Care
Is the Mayor Trying To Get Out of the Hospital Business?