Health Care Non-Profit Organizations Ignored Conflicts of Interest or Potential Corruption Generated by Mar a Lago Fundraisers, But Drew the Line at Supporting Nazi Sympathizers

Leaders of big health care organizations have long made excuses for rampant conflicts of interest in health care.  Usually, their rationales included something about the need to collaborate with industry to spark innovation.  However, some leaders may have been directly benefiting from such conflicts (e.g., academic leaders on the payrolls of drug, device and biotechnology…

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How Can I Tell If Medical News Is Fake or Not?

By ROBERT McNUTT, MD Is coffee good for you? A recent headline suggested that people who drink coffee live longer. Sounds great to me. I drink a lot of coffee, so maybe I will be immortal. But, wait, another report links coffee to cancer. Dang. ​ Estrogens were once touted as a life saving elixir for…

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ACA Round-Up: Hospital Nonprofit Status, ACA Nondiscrimination Litigation, And More

American non-profit hospitals have long qualified for tax exempt status under federal law as “charitable” organizations. They are often afforded exempt status from state and local property, sales, and income tax under similar requirements. The Affordable Care Act imposed additional requirements that hospitals must meet if they wish to retain federal tax exempt status. These…

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