Prescription Drug Injuries Double Since 1998

The FDA is being criticized today for approving for sale prescription drugs that eventually led to a doubling of patient injuries from 1998 to 2005. Thomas Moore and colleagues at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania released a study in Archives of Internal Medicine involving patient deaths and injuries from taking…

New Warning About Hospitals and Preventable Blood Clots

New Warning About Hospitals and Preventable Blood Clots One out of three U.S. hospital patients is at risk for dangerous blood clots, but far fewer actually receive treatments to prevent the potentially life-threatening condition, according to a study released this week. “Blood clots are the most common preventable cause of death in hospital patients. It…