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Settlements Reached In Hepatitis Outbreak Case

Court-ordered talks have yielded settlements in about 40 lawsuits involving drug companies blamed for supplying an anesthetic to Las Vegas medical clinics where health officials say patients contracted incurable hepatitis C.

CBS Las Vegas–02/22/2012

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UMC Earns “Consumer Reports” Honor

University Medical Center’s children’s hospital and staff will be honored at this morning’s county commission meeting.

CBS Las Vegas–02/21/2012

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Latest Hepatitis C Trial Begins Today

Opening arguments are set to begin today in the latest civil trial involving the valley’s hepatitis C outbreak.

CBS Las Vegas–10/25/2011

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State Worried About Health Care Law Cost

The U.S. Census says about one-quarter of Nevada residents under 65-years-old had no health insurance coverage sometime during 2009. What worries state officials is the cost of implementing the new federal health coverage law.

CBS Las Vegas–10/24/2011

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Medical Marijuana Law Challenge Rolls On

A judge will hear arguments next month on whether Nevada’s medical marijuana laws are too vague.

CBS Las Vegas–10/11/2011

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City Helps With Prescription Costs

The city is now offering a free prescription discount cards for local residents.

CBS Las Vegas–10/05/2011


Big Losses Continue at UMC

University Medical Center is still awash in red ink.

CBS Las Vegas–09/21/2011

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More Red Ink Flowing at UMC

University Medical Center’s balance sheet is still in the red. The county-owned hospital has posted a nearly $88-million loss for the just-ended fiscal year.

CBS Las Vegas–09/07/2011

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UMC Settles Woman’s ER Claim

A woman who claimed University Medical Center’s emergency room workers didn’t treat her when she went into labor has won a settlement.

CBS Las Vegas–08/22/2011