Category Archives for "Medical Malpractice"

Jun 12

Humira-related deaths put pharma company, AbbVie, in the spotlight

By Joe Messa

As far as pharmaceutical giants are concerned, AbbVie might not be a household name, but the company’s blockbuster drug, Humira, certainly is. Humira is an immunosuppresive approved to treat arthritis, plaque psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. Recently, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) slammed the Chicago-based pharmaceutical company for not […]

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May 01

Preventable medical errors kill 200k people a year in the US

By Joe Messa

An article in the March edition of the Journal of Patient Safety discussed medical error related deaths in the US, citing the leading causes to be highly preventable occurences including pressure ulcers (bedsores), hospital-acquired infections, blood clots (embolism), surgical errors, and misdiagnosis. One of the article’s contributors, Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, commented, “Our utmost concern […]

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