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  • Surgeon Gets Life in Prison for Role in Opioid DeathThe Florida spine surgeon was convicted by a federal jury on charges related to making counterfeit oxycodone in his office, which was linked to the overdose death of a 34-year-old woman.
  • CDC Launches New ME/CFS Guidance for CliniciansNew web content addresses diagnosis, management, and additional clinical considerations for managing patients with mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • DEA Revises Opioid-Quota Rules, Leaving Out Requested ChangeThe DEA's revised approach for production quotas for addictive drugs left out medical groups' recommendation regarding shortages. Patients used the DEA's rule making to decry attitudes about chronic pain.
  • Increased Mortality With Vena Cava Filters Stirs ControversyThe use of vena cava filters in patients with venous thromboembolism and a contraindication to anticoagulation is associated with an increase in 30-day mortality, results of a new observational study shows.

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  • Sexual Harassment by Patients: How Doctors Handle It Physicians report that many patients make sexual advances. Some are easy to manage effectively; others, not so much. Here's what to do in that situation.
  • Malpractice: When Small Oversights Lead to Major Errors In large medical groups, where several physicians may treat the same patient, doctors and other healthcare workers need to make sure that small oversights don't turn into serious patient problems.

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