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$52.5 million OK'd For 9/11 First Responders

The Joint House and Senate Conference Committee has approved an additional $52.5 million in federal funding to address the mounting health care needs of those exposed to environmental hazards as a result of the Sep. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Drug-Addicted Paramedic Escapes Electronic Monitoring

Authorities don't know how a drug-addicted paramedic thwarted the electronic anklet monitoring system that is supposed to ensure that people abide by house arrest.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

FDA Can't Ensure Safety of Foreign Drugs

The FDA's system of inspecting foreign pharmaceutical companies is broken, making it impossible to ensure the growing number of drugs and drug ingredients coming from abroad are safe.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Triage Study Challenges Notions of Emergency Medical Response To Disaster

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have created a computer simulation model of trauma system response to mass casualty incidents involving dozens or hundreds of injured victims.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Cornell EMS Deploys Mass Casualty Incident Unit

Cornell University EMS has recently announced the deployment of a new mass casualty incident unit.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Ex-Clive EMS Assistant Chief Arrested

An ex-assistant EMS chief is in jail on charges of unlawfully obtaining prescription medicine by fraud.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Claim Added to Paramedic's Lawsuit

A paramedic s lawsuit claims his employer, Mayo Clinic/Gold Cross violated his rights.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

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Audit Faults State Driving Program

Auditors said listed in a recent report that Houston-area drivers, including some AMR employees, who have been providing non-emergency transport of patients lack driver's licenses or have criminal backgrounds.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Making House Calls, But for How Long?

The number of physicians willing to make house calls has grown slightly since Medicare increased reimbursements in 1998, but pending cuts may reverse the trend.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Prank Leads to Campus Evacuation in Calif.?

A chemical scare police suspect was a Halloween prank sent 22 students to Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center in Concord and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday morning.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007






 

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