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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>