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Peter Eisler

Patient safety activists react to USA Today story on seniors and Rx drugs

This week’s USA Today story about the problem of overprescribing serious narcotics and pain killers to seniors touched a nerve with Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project activists. According to the story, “hundreds of thousands of the nation’s seniors are misusing prescription drugs, including narcotic painkillers, anxiety medications and other pharmaceuticals, for everything from joint pain Continue Reading

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Drugs
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Deadly MRSA bacteria expands its reach in Kentucky, U.S.

“A man was diagnosed with MRSA and had to stay in a Kentucky hospital for 45 days battling the life-threatening illness. Cases of community-acquired strains of MRSA seem to be rising, and doctors are finding out why.”

Categories: Hospital Infections/ Superbugs, MRSA
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