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  • Category: Medication Errors

    Depressed Doctors More Likely to Make Deadly Mistakes

    According to a study conducted by researchers at the Michigan Medical School and published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, depressed and distressed doctors are more likely to make medical mistakes and endanger patient’s lives. With at least 250,000 individuals dying from preventable medical errors every year, the data shows how[…]

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    How Hospitals Fight Back Against Medical Errors

    In the United States medical errors are the third leading cause of injury and death. In response to this widespread problem, several hospitals across the country are taking steps towards harm reduction. Different kinds of medical errors can result in serious and fatal injuries to a patient, including the incomplete or inaccurate diagnosis and/or treatment[…]

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    Changing the Rules on Troops Suing Military for Medical Malpractice

    Until now, active and former military service members have not been allowed to sue the government for medical negligence – but a new bill is changing that. Called the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the bill has a provision written in that allows servicemen and women to file medical malpractice claims against the Department[…]

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    “Failure to Warn” Drug Claims

    It is not out of the ordinary: someone gets sick and makes an appointment with his or her doctor. The doctor diagnoses them and prescribes a medication that is supposed to help them get better. It should end there, but far too often manufacturers fail to warn consumers about the possible drug interactions and risks[…]

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    Contraindicated: The FDA and Kids’ Medicines

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants everyone – doctors, parents, caregivers and the general public – to know that using codeine and tramadol can both result in fatal consequences for kids. Because of how dangerous the two drugs can be, the administration now requires that certain information be added to the labels of the[…]

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