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Ohio case explores fiduciary duties in hospital systems

A recent trial court ruling in Ohio, although currently on appeal, provides a rare and interesting look at how one court viewed the relationship between an integrated health care system parent and its constituent hospitals.

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Pfizer 1Q profit falls on buyout charges, patent losses

Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drugmaker, said Thursday its first-quarter profit fell 18 percent as generic competition hurt sales of blood-pressure drug Norvasc and allergy drug Zyrtec.

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Six receive kidneys in multiple transplant

Johns Hopkins surgeons transplanted a half-dozen kidneys simultaneously, an operation believed to be the first of its kind, hospital officials announced Tuesday. The 10-hour surgeries Saturday used six operating rooms and nine surgical teams.

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