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ELLIOT SPITZER, REDUX

Conspiracy theorists, rejoice!  For in today’s NY Times , we learn from Danny Hakimthat a congressional committee is investigating the motives behind U.S. Attorney Michael J. Garcia’s investigation into Spitzer’s romp with up-and-coming rap artist/whore Ashley Dupree. The idea here is…

UPDATE ON ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS

Today’s LEGAL MEDICINE blog puts a renewed spotlight on the benefits of electronic medical records .  It discusses a new study in the “Archives of Internal Medicine” that suggests that converting to such a system may help to  curtail medical…

THE HIGH COST OF PRACTICING MEDICINE IN THE NORTHEAST?

There was a fascinating article in Tuesday’s BOSTON GLOBE , entitled “ Doctors’ Fear of Lawsuits Tied to Added Costs of $1.4 Billion .”  The central thesis was that Massachusetts physicians are so afraid of being sued for medical…

FDA PROCEDURES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE TODAY

Today at 3:00 p.m., YOU CAN SPEAK TO DIANA LEVINE (WYETH v. LEVINE) ABOUT FEDERAL PREEMPTION.  The program is being sponsored by FireDogLake.com .  Anyone can go to the site, and click through to follow the conversation.  In order…

WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP AMERICANS ARE TAKING

Some things are worth travelling for:  the soup dumplings at Joe’s Shanghai in New York’s Chinatown, for example.  But according to Choe Sang-Hun in today’s NY Times ,  many Americans are joining the ranks of medical tourists , and heading to…

ILLINOIS CONFRONTS TORT “REFORM”

As the State of Illinois grapples with the tort reform movement, some of the arguments for and against legislated “caps” on damages in medical malpractice cases are receiving a new airing .  At issue is whether it…

FROM THE “IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE” DEPARTMENT

Let’s face it. American health care has a long way to go toward improving its quality and its availability. But things could be worse. According to today’s BBC NEWS , Sicilian physicians have been billing…

WHAT GOES AROUND…

If you were as repulsed as I was by the whitewash treatment received by former governor Elliot Spitzer by U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia, you will be pleased to learn that he will be leaving his…

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