Court upholds risky surgery claim against Cedars Sinai; FBI indicts Mayo Clinic tech using dirty syringes;

> A California Court of Appeals in Los Angeles upheld a $4.7 claim against Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in which a surgeon claimed the hospital failed to sterilize surgical instruments, risking patient safety, reports HealthLeaders Media. Article

> The Federal Bureau of Investigation indicted a former Mayo Clinic radiology technician on five counts of tampering with a consumer product that caused patient harm and five counts of substance abuse. The technician used syringes of Fentanyl and exposed patients to contaminated syringes with his own Hepatitis C, according to the bureau. Press Release

> Depressed patients who suffer from chronic illness are less likely to adhere to medications, according to a recent Journal of General Internal Medicine study. In addition, three out of four Americans do not take their medication as directed, according to the National Consumers League. Article

> Community Health Network and Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Ind., will collaborate to expand clinical services and develop new facilities, including satellite care locations. Press Release

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