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Walgreens Guilty for Prescription Overdose Death
We've seen it happen all over the country: Mom-and-pop pharmacies disappearing one by one. In their place there are mega-pharmacies across the street from one another. Now, Walgreens has been found guilty of the wrongful death of a 46-year-old woman fighting breast cancer. Her prescription from Walgreens ... Read more

Medical Treatment Errors Can Cause Injury
Most of us place a lot of trust in the expertise of our doctors and hospitals. We like to think that we are safe in their hands. However, this is not always the case. Doctors and other healthcare providers are human. Sometimes, they make mistakes. They make mistakes in diagnosis. They make mistakes in ... Read more

Over-Use of Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes
Nearly 22 percent of elderly residents in U.S. nursing homes regularly receive antipsychotic medications, often without a proper diagnosis to warrant their use. These number are lower than they were a few years ago, but they are still quite significant. These drugs can be useful, but they can also have ... Read more

Hospitals Can Make You Sicker
People who enter hospitals and other healthcare facilities are often ill or injured to begin with. They expect to get better. Sometimes, however, a hospital acquired infection (HAI) makes them even worse than they were when they entered. HAIs are also called nosocomial infections. According to the Centers ... Read more

Bed Rails: Safety Measure or Hazard?
Some frail elderly have a hard time getting in and out of bed. Others may thrash around in bed while awake or sleeping, putting themselves in danger of falling out of the bed. To help with mobility, and safety, and encourage independence, many nursing homes and residential caregivers rely on bed rails. ... Read more

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A doctors personal feelings is called "the practice of medicine" and yes. If they suspect you are an addict or involvedin drug seeking behavior as a clinical judgment call - you can either agree (whci ...Read more

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The Power Morcellator and The Cancer Connection.

Of interest to anyone who has had surgery and developed cancer following laparoscopic surgery with a power morcellator is recent news linking its use to newly diagnosed cases of various cancers. Due t ... Read more

A Heart Device That Causes Infections and Death

At least fifteen people have died and hundreds of others have suffered severe, life-threatening infections due to the side effect of a heart device. This device, kno ... Read more

Zero Tolerance on Central Line Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just about 650,000 people get an infection after going to the hospital each and every year. And out of that number of peopl ... Read more


When a patient cannot breathe on their own, they must be intubated to have air in their lungs. Intubation is needed in a number of circumstances both expected, such as when a patient undergoes general ... Read more

The Risk of Drinking on Antidepressants

Studies have shown that as people age, they become more susceptible to the depressant effects of alcohol. This is because a person’s body chemistry is prone to changes as they rea ... Read more

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