RI surgeon operates on wrong knee; Patients cutting back on meds;

> Despite having apparently followed all of the proper safety protocols, a surgeon at a Providence, RI hospital operated on the wrong knee of a patient undergoing elective surgery. Article

> New research suggests that hard-hit patients are cutting back on their meds to save money. FiercePharma

> Biotechs are finding that extreme Arctic temperatures make the region a great place for "bioprospecting," the practice of searching for diverse genetic materials that can be used in commercial products. FierceBioResearcher

> So-called "Health 2.0" websites, which allow patients and providers to communicate in new ways, could open up providers to new legal risks and the threat of public embarrassment, one observer warns. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Apparently, just giving out free hugs wasn't enough for this Aussie. Article

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