Tag Archives: U.S.

Physician assistant faces U.S. trial over Insys opioid kickbacks

(Reuters) – A former physician assistant is set to face trial in New Hampshire on Wednesday over charges he accepted kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray the drugmaker produced. FILE PHOTO: A box of the Fentanyl-based drug Subsys, made by Insys Therapeutics Inc, is seen in an undated photograph… Read More »

Olympus unit pleads guilty to resolve U.S. duodenoscope probe

(Reuters) – An Olympus Corp subsidiary pleaded guilty on Monday and agreed to pay $ 85 million to resolve charges that it failed to file reports with U.S. regulators regarding infections connected to its duodenoscopes while continuing to sell the medical devices used to view the gastrointestinal tract. Olympus Medical Systems Corp and Hisao Yabe,… Read More »

Racial disparity in U.S. heart rhythm treatment suggests bias in medicine – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Nov. 30, 2018 / 5:08 PM GMT / Source: Reuters By Linda Carroll Black patients in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation — an irregular heart rhythm — are less likely to receive the medications that… Read More »