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MRSA Study Indicates Good News But Far Too Many Patients Suffering

Last week’s good news of a decline in serious MRSA health care-acquired infections, is a victory for patient safety, but we still have a long way to go to eliminate this very preventable crisis.

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VA officials get probed for using non-sterile instruments on patients

U.S. lawmakers held a hearing a few weeks ago to figure out why VA officials still weren’t following proper procedures for cleaning endoscopes that put more than 11,000 veteran patients at risk.

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MRSA series: Culture of Resistance

The Seattle Times’ new three-part series on MRSA, the antibiotic-resistant superbug that’s killing thousands of hospital patients every year made me want to wash my hands over and over like Lady Macbeth.

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Recap of Medicare Part D in 2007

Open enrollment for your prescription drug plan under Medicare Part D ends today. Over 1,800 private insurance plans to choose from, but they all cost too much, and the costs keep climbing.

Categories: Drugs, Uncategorized
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Big Pharma makes out big time from Part D

Drug companies have made huge profits off the Medicare prescription drug program, or Part D. You can expect Pfizer and others to have huge holiday parties this year…they’ll be breaking out the champagne while some seniors can expect a “donut hole” in their stockings.

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