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Detroit nurses sue Tenet for alleged retaliatory firings over COVID-19 safety concerns

Dive Brief: Former nurses and employees at Tenet-owned Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace hospital filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court alleging they were fired for bringing attention to staffing and patient safety concerns at the facility during the pandemic. A DMC spokesperson told Healthcare Dive it doesn’t comment on pending litigation, but defended the… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

Preliminary Data Raises Concerns About Modafinil Use in Pregnancy

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) is a wake-promoting agent which is used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  It is also used to in others settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction.   A research letter from Denmark published this… Read More »

Amazon pulls skin-lightening products after groups’ concerns

Amazon pulls more than a dozen skin-lightening products with dangerous mercury levels off its website after Minnesota public-health and environmental activists raised concerns By The Associated Press November 23, 2019, 12:13 AM 3 min read Amazon has pulled more than a dozen skin-lightening products with dangerous levels of mercury off its website after Minnesota public-health… Read More »