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July 22, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Bettina Kurowski, the memory of her mother's losing battle with breast cancer 15 years ago provided a painful lesson in medical economics. She recalls her anger at doctors who, even after the cancer had spread throughout her mother's body, continued to order up more rounds of chemotherapy. A medical researcher, Kurowski believed the potent, costly treatments were unnecessary--her mother was beyond cure and the side effects only made her remaining days worse.
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July 22, 1996 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Bettina Kurowski, the memory of her mother's losing battle with breast cancer 15 years ago provided a painful lesson in medical economics. She recalls her anger at doctors who, even after the cancer had spread throughout her mother's body, continued to order up more rounds of chemotherapy. A medical researcher, Kurowski believed the potent, costly treatments were unnecessary--her mother was beyond cure and the side effects only made her remaining days worse.
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December 23, 1994 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a groundbreaking move by a pharmaceutical company to get more directly involved in patient care, British drug maker Zeneca Group said Thursday that it will buy a 50% stake in Salick Health Care, an operator of outpatient cancer clinics, for nearly $200 million. The deal creates an unusual partnership between Zeneca, a leading maker of cancer drugs, and Los Angeles-based Salick Health, which operates cancer and kidney dialysis treatment centers throughout the United States.
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August 13, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a 39-page complaint peppered with charges of malice, misrepresentations and fraud, Salick Health Care has accused giant hospital conglomerate Columbia/HCA of unfair restraint of trade and trying to stifle competition. Cancer specialist Salick, once a tenant of Columbia's at Westlake Medical Center and now owner of the small hospital on the Ventura-Los Angeles counties border, has been fighting with Columbia for months over terms of the sale.
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