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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…

SPITZER’S FREE RIDE

I don’t usually stray far from my area of law. However, because I was a prosecutor in a former life, and because the Elliot Spitzer story just incenses me, I wrote in to The New…

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