- Hospital infections reporting bill close to becoming law Source: Seattle Times (Thursday April 12, 2007)
Washington Senate passes hospital infection reporting bill unanimously.
- Editorial: Hospital safety: More sunshine Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer (Thursday April 12, 2007)
Washington legislators are within reach of setting up a farsighted program to encourage control of hospital infections.
- US Hospital Errors Continue to Rise Source: Washington Post (Monday April 2, 2007)
HealthGrades shows rise in post-operative sepsis
- Washington state bill aims to cut hospital infection rates Source: KOMO-TV (Thursday March 15, 2007)
Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill to require all medical care facilities to report their infection rates.
- U.S. Drug Safety Laws Must Be Tougher, Families Say Source: Bloomberg.com (Thursday March 8, 2007)
More than a dozen families organize in Washington to lobby Congress today and tomorrow for tougher U.S. drug safety laws.
- Bid to cut hospital infections gains traction in legislature Source: Seattle Times (Sunday March 4, 2007)
A bill requiring public reporting of hospital infections is expected to pass the Washington House soon.
- Studies: Hospitals could do more to avoid infections Source: Washington Post (Tuesday November 21, 2006)
Hospital infections arise mainly from poor hygiene in hospital procedures, not from how sick patients were when they were admitted.
- FDA Is Criticized Over Drugs' Safety Problems Source: Washington Post (Monday April 24, 2006)
The Food and Drug Administration is sometimes too slow in picking up safety problems once drugs are on the market and in responding to emerging danger signals, a federal study concluded in a report to be released today.
- Stomach Bug Mutates Into Medical Mystery Source: Washington Post (Friday December 30, 2005)
Bacterial infection (Clostridium difficile) striking young, otherwise healthy Americans, appears to be spreading rapidly around the country and causing unusually severe, sometimes fatal illness
- Deadly Hospital Germ Is Spreading in U.S. Source: Washington Post (Friday December 2, 2005)
A new, more dangerous strain of a germ that has long caused diarrhea in hospital patients is now widespread in the United States, causing severe, sometimes deadly outbreaks around the country, researchers reported yesterday.