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Medication Errors are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

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Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in a recent issue of the British Medical Journal.

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FDA Nixes Fluoroquinolones like Cipro and Levaquin

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Fluoroquinolones like Cipro, Avelox, and Levaquin are commonly used by clinicians to treat a host of bacterial infections including, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, diarrhea, sinusitis, bronchitis and others.  Because of common musculoskeletal complications the FDA recently made rulings.

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Hospital Medication Errors, Morbidity and Mortality

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Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease and cancer, according to findings in the British Medical Journal, 253:i2139, 2016.

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LEGAL LSD: a new dangerous hallucinogen

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A novel psychoactive substance, or "legal high," that has hallucinogenic effects and potentially severe adverse effects is being sold to partygoers as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).

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SINGLE-PAYER System is not the Answer

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A single-payer system—government-run healthcare for all—sounds like a noble ideal, but things quickly fall apart in the execution, according to its critics.

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End of Medical Malpractice Litigation

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Here is an article written by Jeffrey Segal, MD in MedScape.  Food for thought.

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Drug Prescribing Errors: Summary

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Poor penmanship was once the bane of prescribing, and the cause of many prescribing errors. Even as electronic prescribing (eRx) has markedly reduced some types of errors,[1] others have cropped up to take their place,[2] and the benefits of eRx are at risk of being overshadowed by unintended consequences.[3]

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Narcan Nasal Spray to Counteract Narcotic Overdose

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A common cause of death is narcotic overdose, accidental and intentional.  The approval of nasal narcan is a major breaththrough in the timely treatment of this dangerous situation.

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Fentanyl Narcotic as a Street Drug--Fatalities

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning regarding increases in fentanyl drug confiscations and a potential increased risk for fentanyl-related overdose fatalities.

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