Healthcare News & Insights

The scary truth about two common drugs

A potentially dangerous side effect of two commonly prescribed drugs was just uncovered — and the way it was found is just as interesting as the actual side effect.

Why don’t people trust vaccines anymore?

We saw it last year, when millions of doses of the much-ballyhooed H1N1 vaccine went unused: Some of the people who are most concerned about their health refuse vaccines for themselves and their kids. What gives?

Are those common drugs still safe 20 years later?

Drugs approved for chronic conditions can have major side effects that aren’t discovered until years or decades after they’re approved. Is there a better way to protect patients?

Doctor sued for misdiagnosing pediatric epilepsy patients

Everyone’s looking to make a little more scratch these days. Misdiagnosing and over-treating children isn’t the best way to do it.

Why do clinicians downgrade patient complaints about meds?

Doctors probably don’t want to hear it, but when it comes to some things — like symptom reporting — patients know best.

Are nursing home patients being drugged into submission?

New research shows that nearly a fifth of seniors in nursing homes are receiving psychotropics they don’t need. In some states, that number is much higher.

Senate report raises questions about FDA after-market review

A new report from the Senate Finance Committee highlights a potential conflict of interest within the FDA — and the safety of one of the world’s top-selling medications.

Cost-cutting patients set scene for more medical errors

Cost-conscious patients are looking for any way to save a buck, but new research shows that thriftiness leads to self-diagnosis and treatments that end up requiring more complicated care.

Half of staffers will refuse H1N1 vaccine

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.

Half of your staffers will refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — how to handle it

New surveys indicate that up to half of health care workers plan to refuse the H1N1 flu vaccine — a step that could have huge repercussions for your own facility and the general public.

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