How many people are scammed every day by drug copay clawbacks? When you take your doctor’s prescription to a pharmacy to be filled, you’re probably thinking mostly of your health. However, behind the scenes, questionable pricing practices may take advantage of people who want to stay healthy or get better when they’re sick.
Health & Medicine
Metlife has agreed to pay $32.5 million to more than 600 financial service representatives, past and present, in a racial discrimination lawsuit.
House Republicans have spent a long time damning Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act. With Donald Trump in office and a majority in both chambers of Congress, the right-wing has already begun confidently chipping away at patient rights and protection. A newly-introduced bill, H.R. 1215, proposes punishing Americans who aren’t privately insured by capping medical malpractice
Burnout is a serious problem among those working in the medical field, but studies suggest that pediatricians-in-training are especially vulnerable to burnout. Unfortunately, this burnout could lead to an increase in medical errors or residents taking “shortcuts during treatment.” How so? Well, pediatricians-in-training, often referred to as ‘residents,’ typically “work extremely long hours,” contributing to the likelihood of burnout. According to a recent study, “irregular work hours, sleep deprivation and limited leisure time” puts residents at a high risk for burnout, and “as many as three in four residents report feeling burned out in their jobs.”
Crawford County Memorial Hospital recently released medical malpractice settlement documents related to its pay out to widower Eugene Christiansen.
Taneesha Crooks and Anthony Brown filed a class action lawsuit against Rady Children’s hospital, stating that they received harassing phone calls.