Category Archives for "Patient Safety"

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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Jan 05

Nurse Sues Cooper University Health Care After MRSA Outbreak

By Joe Messa

A former Cooper University Health Care nurse has filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County against Cooper, alleging wrongful termination and medical malpractice. The nurse, Catherine Tanksley-Bowe, Ph.D, was employed by Cooper for only one month in 2016. During the time of her employment, there was an outbreak of drug resistant MRSA in the neonatal intensive […]

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