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  1. Biomerica hires new chief commercial officer ahead of IBS test launch

    Bioamerica has hired Robert Carlson as its new chief commercial officer as it prepares to launch the new InFoods IBS test before the end of the year. 
  2. Physicians and taxes: 10 fast facts

    Medscape's 2022 physician and taxes report shows that most physicians in the country are taxed in the top 10 percent of workers in the country, and the majority of physicians feel as though they are overtaxed. 
  3. CEOs face pushback over return-to-office plans

    Employers nationwide are planning to announce new return-to-office plans the first week of September, with some analysts even calling the day after Labor Day "Judgment Day," according to an Aug. 27 report from CNBC. 

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  1. Covenant Physician Partners taps Daniel Gofman for chief development officer

    Covenant Physician Partners, a physician services company that supports practices and surgery centers, appointed Daniel Gofman as executive vice president and chief development officer, effective Aug. 22.
  2. OCLI Vision adds optometrist to Connecticut practice

    Garden City, N.Y.-based OCLI Vision added Himakshi Bhatt, OD, to Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut.
  3. American Pain Consortium opens Indiana ASC

    American Pain Consortium, a network of interventional pain management practices and ASCs, has opened an ASC in Lafayette, Ind.
  4. Essentia Health opens 4-operating-room ASC

    Duluth, Minn.-based Essentia Health opened a new multispecialty ASC in that city. 

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  2. Horizon Pharmaceuticals sued for not disclosing extent of hearing loss caused by eye medication

    Horizon Pharmaceuticals has been sued by a man in Arizona for allegedly failing to inform regulators that its thyroid eye diseases medication, Tepezza, can cause permanent ear ringing and hearing loss, according to an Aug. 25 report from Law360. 
  3. 11 medical office complex sales

    From a $21.4 million complex in New Jersey to another New Jersey complex with an ASC, here are 11 medical office complex sales that our readers are following this year. 
  4. Arkansas endoscopy center property sold for $4M

    The property housing Little Rock-based Endoscopy Center of Arkansas was sold for $4.02 million, Arkansas Business reported Aug. 29.

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  1. Former NBA player orchestrated $5M health insurance fraud

    Former NBA player Terrence Williams, the 11th overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, pleaded guilty to healthcare and wire fraud conspiracy charges and aggravated identity theft, the Justice Department said Aug. 26.
  2. Wenzel Spine launches procedure aimed at outpatient spinal fusions

    Wenzel Spine launched the Stand-alone lumbar interbody fusion procedure using the VariLift-Lx device, the devicemaker said Aug. 29.
  3. South Dakota physicians open vascular clinic

    Four Sioux Falls, S.D., physicians opened a private vascular clinic, local outlet KELO reported Aug. 26.
  4. 20 medical schools with the most NIH funding: US News

    The National Institutes of Health provides funding to medical schools across the country for research every year, with Harvard University topping the 2022 U.S. News & World Reports list of most research grant money from NIH. 
  5. HealthTrust teams up with not-for-profit health system

    Mississippi-based not-for-profit medical network Memorial Health System has entered an exclusive, multiyear agreement with HealthTrust Performance Group, a management advisory group serving over 57,000 ASCs, physician practices, long-term and alternate care sites. 
  6. Yale New Haven Health System launches digestive health facility

    Yale New Haven Health System and New England Medical Group have opened a new digestive health facility in Westport, Conn., according to an Aug. 29 report from Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals.  
  7. Average cost of prescription refill appointments by state: Report

    The U.S. Healthcare Price Index has ranked the cost of prescription medicine refill appointments by region, with the Midwest and the Northeast being the most expensive areas. 
  8. Montana hospital-owned ASC reopens after $6M expansion

    Great Falls (Mont.) Clinic is reopening its ASC after a $6 million expansion project.
  9. Illinois cardiologist charged with $1.6M tax evasion

    Lake Forest, Ill., cardiologist Krishnaswami Sriram, MD, was charged with tax evasion and filing false returns for himself and his children, the Justice Department said Aug. 26.

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