Potential fraud by doc-owned companies selling implantable devices; Children may be 'collateral damage' of pill mills;

News From Around the Web

> The U.S. Office of Inspector General issued a fraud alert on physician-owned companies selling implantable devices. Alert (.pdf)

> Calling children the "collateral damage" of pill mills, a Florida attorney argues for unrelenting efforts to shut them down, according to an editorial in the Miami Herald. Editorial

> Vermont awards millions of dollars in grants to lower healthcare costs by supporting projects that encourage collaboration between practitioners and patients, the Associated Press reported. Article

> A U.K. journalist calls for changing the perception of corporate whistleblowers, according to the Oxford Times. Article

Medical Imaging News

> Research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that in the case of headaches and migraines--for all age groups--neuroimaging procedures are significantly overused at a cost to the healthcare system of about $1 billion a year. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the topics it expects to be discussed during the April 30 Medicare Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee meeting looking at whether low-dose CT lung cancer screening should be covered by Medicare. Article

And Finally... Fraud and marriage. Article