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  • HHS Announces National Campaign to Improve Patient Safety

    CONSUMERS UNION SAFE PATIENT PROJECT — NEWS RELEASE Please Note: Consumers Union can connect reporters with patients who have suffered from hospital infections and other medical harm. To find out more, contact Michael McCauley at For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Contact: Michael McCauley (, 415-902-9537 (cell), 415-431-6747,

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  • Avandia added to the growing list of drugs that just might kill you

    You can’t pick up a paper or turn on the news this week without hearing about Avandia, the latest blockbuster drug in the spotlight for potentially deadly side effects. This treatment, prescribed to about 6 million diabetics since 1999, is likely to increase cardiovascular disease and heart attacks in its users.

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