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The $1,000 Infection Tax

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In this new era of cost containment in medicine, adding over $1,000 to the cost of a procedure sounds fiscally irresponsible. A group of new studies about post op infection rates provide new insights into this critical issue as contributing commentator, Jay Mabrey, M.D., MBA, CPE explains.

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New MIS Spine Study Group Launch; New Study Targets Cellular RA Triggers; Active Implants Names Ted Davis President, CEO

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Kern Singh, M.D. is advancing the science of spine with the establishment of the MISSG. New research suggests that we need to look deeper into RA to treat it. Ted Davis, 25-year veteran of life sciences, takes helm at Active Implants.

2nd Settlement in Glucosamine Chondroitin Lawsuit

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A massive class action lawsuit against suppliers of Glucosamine Chondroitin and their retailers is moving to a second settlement. This new deal gives thousands of patients a higher award, there will likely be no funds leftover for the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. Which is a big bummer. Here are the details.

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New Evidence: Mild Concussions Related to ALS

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A new concussion model developed by Gretchen Thomsen, Ph.D., of the Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and colleagues triggered earlier onset of familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis symptoms. The researchers hope that the model can be used to develop novel therapies.