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  • Lawyer pleads guilty in Galleon insider trading case Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Bloomberg: David Glovin reports that former Ropes & Gray attorney Brien Santarlas pleads guilty to charges for his role in the Galleon Group-Raj Rajaratnam insider-trading scheme, and is cooperating with authorities.

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  • A focus on Board of Optometry’s conflicts of interest Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Orange County Register: Brian Joseph comes up with another strong story about conflicts of interest at the Board of Optometry. Here is our synopsis of one of his earlier reports.

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  • Nurse play ever-more important role in patient safety Thursday, December 10, 2009

    Kaiser Health News: Mary Naylor and Mark Pauly write today in this on-line journalism project that nurses are playing a central role in offering solutions that correct  flaws and advance patient safety and quality throughout the health care system. Naylor and Pauly focus on a report we wrote about here.

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  • Two widely used drugs for kidney patients could be banned Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    Pro Publica: A federal advisory panel appears poised to recommend that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban for patients with severe kidney disease the use of Omniscan [2], owned by General Electric Co., and Optimark, made by the Mallinckrodt unit of Covidien. Here is an earlier report on the topic.

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  • The death of Dylan Blankenship, age 6 months Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Tony Messenger tells the story of a couple whose six-month-old child died from an infection that emergency room doctors missed, despite obvious symptoms. A jury awarded the parents $6 million, but the award was reduced under a state law that limits awards for pain and suffering.

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  • Another day, another mortgage fraud Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Orange County Register: Mathew Padilla of the Orange County Register writes that the U.S. Securities & Echange Commission filed civil fraud charges against Irvine-based Brookstreet Securities, and its boss, Stanley C. Brooks. Here is the SEC’s announcement.

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  • North Carolina doctors’ malpractice information now online Tuesday, December 8, 2009

    Raleigh News & Observer: For the first time, consumers can easily check whether North Carolina doctors have settled or lost medical malpractice claims or been convicted of crimes.

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