Monthly Archives: June 2011
The Washington Post reported, “Makers of generic drugs cannot be sued for not warning patients of the drugs’ dangerous side effects, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, even though brand-name manufacturers can be found liable.” The Post continued, “A five-member majority of … Continue reading
ABC World News reported that research published in the journal Cancer found that “nearly half of women with advanced breast cancer over the age of 65 are not receiving all the treatment considered most effective.” The CNN “The Chart” blog … Continue reading
As reported by MSNBC, among other sources, the nation’s largest doctors’ group says about one in five payments of medical claims by commercial health insurers is inaccurate and shortchanges physicians. The American Medical Association released its annual report card on … Continue reading
The New York Times reported on its front page that “hundreds of hospitals across the country needlessly exposed patients to radiation” by giving them CT scans “twice on the same day, according to federal records and interviews with researchers. Performing … Continue reading
The Gerontological Society of America site has some great resources. Check it out.
Paul Krugman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times. He wrote a recent column explaining how Medicare actually saves, not costs, the country money. Here are excerpts: Every once in a while a politician comes up with … Continue reading
Gail Sheehy of USA Today wrote an excellent column recently about the plight of family caregivers in America. Here are excerpts Family caregivers are the largest caregiver group in the workforce — 65 million Americans who provide unpaid care for … Continue reading