WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it’s pulling the plug on proposed changes to the Medicare prescription program that ran into strong opposition on Capitol Hill. 121 more words
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FULL STORY: Tainted Meat
TORONTO – A 16×9 investigation into Canada’s horse meat industry has uncovered gaps in regulation that critics say allow meat into the food chain that is not fit for human consumption. 778 more words
ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — A new opioid painkiller with five to ten times the power of Vicodin has ER doctors worried about a disastrous spike in overdoses and deaths. 372 more words
Vital Signs: Improving Antibiotic Use Among Hospitalized Patients
Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC)
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Antibiotics are essential to effectively treat many hospitalized patients. However, when antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly, they offer little benefit to patients and potentially expose them to risks for complications, including Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and antibiotic-resistant infections.
Does someone suffering from an addiction deserve compassion?
Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2, 2014 from a drug overdose. The New York medical examiner’s office confirmed he died of acute mixed drug intoxication, including heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine. 1,317 more words