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Harwells Have Ties to Consulting Firm
By Walter F. Roche Jr. The daughter of Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has worked as a researcher for the company that serves as an environmental consultant for the state of Tennessee and US Nitrogen, a chemical manufacturer based in Greene County. Cam...
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US Nitrogen Exec Jailed in Iowa
By Walter F. Roche Jr. A top executive of US Nitrogen and its parent company, Austin Powder, has been jailed in Iowa after being found in contempt by a judge presiding over his divorce case. Officials of the Des Moines County Correctional Center confirmed t...
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New Outbreak Suit Filed
AGO — A patient is suing Advanced Pain & Anesthesia Consultants PC, which does business as APAC Centers for Pain Management, and physician Randolph Chang, citing alleged medical negligence. Leslie Musselwhite filed a complaint June 5 in Cook County Circuit ...
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Compounding Outbreak
FDA’s investigation into Guardian’s compounded triamcinolone-moxifloxacin drug product Update: June 14, 2018 On July 28, 2017, FDA alerted health care professionals of adverse event reports concerning at least 43 patients who were administered intravitreal ...
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Nearly 20 Million Gallons Drawn From River
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Nearly 20 million gallons of water were pumped from the Nolichucky River last month, according to a report filed with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Some 19.44 million gallons was pumped from the river by US...
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Yara Seeks Separate Permit
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Citing recent action by federal environmental officials, one of three companies set to operate in a Midway, Tenn. industrial complex is seeking state approval for a separate permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Cons...
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Owners Sought to Save Sister Drug Firm
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Even as a federal investigation was heating up, the owners of a Massachusetts drug compounding firm launched a last ditch effort to save a sister firm also facing regulatory scrutiny. Records in Massachusetts show the effort to rescue...
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Abington Hospital Cited in Medication Error
By Walter F. Roche Jr. Reaching back nearly two years, Pennsylvania health officials have cited Abington Hospital for a "mishap" in which a patient was given a dose of a medication four times the strength prescribed by her doctor. In a six-page report recen...
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Friends Hospital Cited in Patient Assault, Secret Taping
By Walter F. Roche Jr. A Philadelphia behavioral hospital videotaped patients without their consent and captured one of those patient being assaulted twice within a matter of minutes. In a lengthy report, inspectors from the Pennsylvania Health Department f...
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