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One Measured Victory Over Graft for HHS’ Project HEAT; † One Giant Headache for the Patient Safety Movement.

One Measured Victory Over Graft for HHS’ Project HEAT; † One Giant Headache for the Patient Safety Movement.

          Over one year ago, Dr. Charles Denham, former editor of the Journal of Patient Safety and co-chair of the National Quality Forum, settled the DOJ’s lawsuit alleging $11 million he received in kickbacks from Carefusion. He is to pay $1 million to settle the allegations. Curious arithmetic. Worse, Carefusion...

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Partners Against Pain, Brought to You, In Part, by Purdue Pharma.

Partners Against Pain, Brought to You, In Part, by Purdue Pharma.

Investigating the topic of chronic pain and its impact upon society, I happened across a website which at first glance seemed helpful: Partners Against Pain. Even better, a Pain Management Advocacy Toolkit was among the website’s resources. Clicking on the link, I was led to a new website entitled “In the Face of Pain:...

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Is Your Pain “Real”?

Is Your Pain “Real”?

Doctors are being taken to task for prescribing pain killers — specifically the opioids, such as hydrocodone and oxycontin. It is estimated that one out of five patients falsify their symptoms and are substance-abusers. But note that the 20% abuse rate can be resolved 90% of the time: does the patient cooperate with additional...

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Alzheimer’s Test Clears Pre-FDA Approval

A FDA advisory panel unanimously endorsed the first Alzheimer’s diagnostic for a living patient.  MRI scans can detect the plaque within the brain which is a hallmark of the disease.  Currently the only way to determine the existence of the plaque is by autopsy. The information from the MRI, coupled with an individual’s cognitive issues,...

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