Category Archives for "Patient Safety"

Aug 05

New Jersey Politicians Attempt to Control where New Jersey Patients can Receive Medical Treatment with Bipartisan ‘Patient Protection Act’

By Joe Messa

A bill currently moving through the New Jersey legislature aims to seriously limit physicians’ choices when it comes to the treatment of their patients. The bill (S-3816/A-5369), called the ‘Patient Protection Act,’ imposes lengthy, time-consuming processes on physicians who want to transfer or refer patients to out-of-state medical providers. The bill claims to protect patients […]

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Dec 06

RECALL: Infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, and Family Dollar

By Joe Messa

Tris Pharma, Inc., a New Jersey based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has issued a voluntary recall of infant ibuprofen that may contain higher concentrations than noted on the bottle, leading to potential risks in infants. The impacted lots of medication were sold to a distributor that supplies retailers, including CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar. Retailers and wholesalers […]

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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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