- Data show scourge of hospital infections Source: Washington Post (Wednesday July 13, 2005)
Nearly 12,000 Pennsylvanians contracted hospital infections in 2004, costing an additional $2 billion in care and resulting in 1,500 deaths, according to a state report.
- Maryland May Track Infections Contracted in Hospitals Source: Washington Post (Wednesday February 23, 2005)
Lawmakers in Maryland are considering legislation to require hospitals to disclose their infection rates.
- FDA Is Flexing Less Muscle Source: Washington Post (Thursday November 18, 2004)
In the past four years, the Food and Drug Administration has taken a noticeably less aggressive approach toward policing drugs that cause harmful side effects. It has some leading some lawmakers, academics and consumer advocates complaining that the agency is focused more on bolstering the pharmaceutical industry than protecting public health.