Blog Posts in March, 2018

  • Prescribing Medicare Doctors Received Payments from Opioid Manufacturers

    CNN and Harvard researchers analyzed information from a federal government database that tracks payments from pharmaceutical companies (drug companies) to doctors and a separate federal database that tracks prescriptions doctors write for Medicare patients. The results of the analysis found that doctors who were paid the most money from opioid manufacturers tended to prescribe the most opioids. ...
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  • Opioids & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    The opioid epidemic is having massive impact, not only on addicts and their loved ones, but also our communities and our resources. Regardless, there is no more innocent victim than a baby born addicted to or in withdrawal from narcotics. Along with the increasing number of people suffering from addiction, there is a shocking increase in newborns diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Surgical Never Events

    It is estimated that more than 4,000 patients are victims of surgical errors every year in the United States. Surgeons, other physicians (e.g. anesthesiologists) and medical providers owe a duty of care to patients. This involves providing accurate, effective, and safe medical treatments. If they breach this duty of care and cause harm to patients, they may be held accountable in court. What Are ...
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