From: Becker's Orthopedic Review <>
Subject: Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Lake Cook Orthopedics to merge: 3 takeaways | Physician sues former CEO of W.Va. hospital for defamation | Drs. Kornelis Poelstra & Dennis Devito on working with Mazor's robotic technology | Nearly 400 pharma, med device companies make payments to physicians with disciplinary records: 5 key points

Aug. 26, 2016

1. Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and Lake Cook Orthopedics to merge: 3 takeaways  Full article

2. Former CEO of West Virginia hospital sued for defamation  Full article

3. Nearly 400 pharmaceutical, medical device companies make payments to physicians with disciplinary records: 5 key points  Full article  

4. Webinar: What are the top high-cost, high-mortality procedures and how can you manage them? Click here to find out more.   
5. Robotics is here to stay - Drs. Kornelis Poelstra & Dennis Devito on working with Mazor technology  Full article

6. Medical device, drug recalls soar in Q2  Full article   

8. 1 month until all Class II devices must be labeled with UDIs  Full article     

9. 5 trends spurring hip and knee reconstruction market growth in emerging nations  Full article

10. Cigna joins UnitedHealthcare & Aetna; plans to exit Georgia exchange in 2017: 4 notes  Full article

11. 14 latest hospital, health system CEO moves  Full article

12. Trump or Hillary? The physicians have voted  Full article   
13. Orthopedic surgeon leader to know: Dr. Kathryn M. Peck of Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center  Full article   

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