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FDA scrutinizes benefit of long-awaited lupus drug

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials said Friday that the first new drug developed to treat lupus in decades relieves disease symptoms, but they questioned the significance of its benefits, which varied across difference patient groups. Human Genome Sciences is asking ...

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St. Joseph’s settles False Claims suit by U.S. for $22M

St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay $22 million to settle allegations that it paid illegal kickbacks to MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates over a 10-year period and, separately, billed federal benefit programs for “medically unnecessary stents.” MidAtlantic demanded and received ...

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EMS reaches out — in Spanish

OCEAN CITY — Del Baker, a firefighter-paramedic in Ocean City, arrived at the site of a rollover car accident last summer and discovered an increasingly common problem: None of the victims spoke or understood English. Baker pulled out a new ...

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Hedge funds: Risk-takers and money-makers

Bernard Rhee has two secret weapons: He knows patents and he knows pharmacology. These specialties make his small Baltimore law practice a valuable asset to his bread-and-butter clients in the biotechnology and medical device fields. But where that knowledge really ...

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