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Health Industries, Hospitals Keep Careful Eye On Capitol Hill Action

The delayed vote injects uncertainty into the health care stock markets while some hospitals put plans on hold until more is known about the changes Republicans have proposed. Meanwhile, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce president urges lawmakers to follow through with repeal efforts.

Superbug Outbreak Tied To Redesigned Olympus Medical Scope

The devicemaker modified the scope’s design to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria, but an FDA report shows that five patients treated with the same device were infected. In other patient safety news, a doctor’s new treatment for sepsis holds promise and an ex-compounding pharmacy exec is acquitted of murder allegations, but found guilty of fraud and racketeering in meningitis outbreak case.