A case stemming from a high-school football tragedy could have opened a door to interstate “portable torts.”
Physicians support the idea to lower consumption of sugary drinks and help fund anti-obesity health programs.
A Texas court denied a pathologist qualified immunity. If the decision stands, physicians will face another incentive to practice defensive medicine.
The appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling blocking the proposed $54-billion mega-merger between the two health insurance giants.
In a win for patients and physicians, the state Supreme Court protects peer-reviewed materials that help prevent errors and improve public health.