Trump’s Prescription Drug Plan Abandons Consumers, Benefits Big Pharma Profits
Posted on May 15, 2018

Another day, another Rose Garden speech, another Trumpian campaign promise down the commode. This time the target was his vow to let the federal government negotiate with drug companies for lower Medicare prices. Now that he is in office, Trump…

High Burnout Rate Among Physicians Is Linked to Cases of Medical Malpractice
Posted on May 14, 2018

The mortality rate from medical malpractice in the United States is alarmingly high, ranking as the 3rd leading cause of death. Part of the reason for this statistic may be physician fatigue, burnout, and emotional exhaustion. One way to decrease…

Financial and Nursing Home Abuse of Elders Is Seriously Underreported
Posted on May 11, 2018

Nursing home and elder abuse affects millions of individuals and their families. As people grow older and need additional help caring for themselves and their finances, they are vulnerable to abuse by family members and caretakers. Sometimes elderly people are…

Seizure Drug Lamotrigine (Lamictal®) Might Cause Adverse Immune System Reaction
Posted on May 2, 2018

The FDA recently issued a warning about the medication Lamictal® (lamotrigine), which may cause serious health problems due to patients’ immune systems overreacting to the drug. The new label will include warnings about these possible drug dangers. Lamictal was approved…

STAT: Hospitals with Major Safety Violations Are Teaching Our Next Generation of Doctors
Posted on April 26, 2018

Medical professionals make mistakes. But could those involved in medical training be teaching those mistakes to the next generation of doctors? That’s what a recent STAT analysis on teaching hospitals aimed to find out. Teaching hospitals, or hospitals affiliated with…

Overuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes Puts Elderly Residents at Risk
Posted on April 24, 2018

It is a sad fact that serious cases of nursing home abuse are often concealed. At least one quarter of these cases are never even reported to authorities, a number that is likely a gross underestimate, since it is based…

Brachial Plexus Palsy, Medical Error, and the Alarming Connection to Mental Health
Posted on April 18, 2018

Birth trauma is common in the U.S. – affecting up to 37 out of 1,000 babies – and doesn’t have long-term impact on health in most cases. But when it does, the physical damage can manifest in many different ways….

Be Kind to Lawyers Day: What You Should Know about the Campaign for Consumer Rights
Posted on April 10, 2018

Half of a century ago, misfortune was an accepted part of life. Even when a business negligently mistreated, injured, or killed its customers and employees, the victims who took legal action were often seen as greedy or aggressive. Most people…

Goodyear Hid ‘The Worst Tire Made in History’ through 2 Decades of Deaths and Injuries
Posted on April 6, 2018

More than 2 decades after its first reported failure, the Goodyear “G159” RV tire has been publicly proclaimed “the worst tire made in history.” This came from evidence collected in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation, disclosed for…

Trump’s Opioid Plan Does Little to Improve Addiction Treatment and Prevention, Experts Say
Posted on April 4, 2018

President Trump recently announced his plan for combating the epidemic of opioid abuse and deaths in America. Once again, he has displayed his ability to ignore sound advice from experts, and advance his political agenda as a “solution” to the…