Aug 30, 2016

Preventable Medication Errors Are Killing Children

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Caroline Steinbrecher and Tony Lynch were skeptical when their son’s pediatrician recommended a drug called Clonidine to treat the 4-year-old’s sensory processing disorder. Jake suffered from a neurological condition that made ordinary situations seem impossibly noisy and loud. Pediatricians have found success in using Clonidine to treat neurological disorders, and have prescribed the anti-hypertensive […]

Aug 4, 2016

Bipartisan Effort to Address Opioid Epidemic Crippled by Lack of Funding

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The Department of Health and Human Services, in response to the ongoing opioid epidemic that is plaguing the country, developed an initiative last year to address the epidemic and save lives. To accomplish this, the agency targeted three key areas:

Improving prescribing practices,
Expanding access to and use of medication-assisted treatment, and
Expanding the […]

Aug 2, 2016

Avoiding Medication Errors Starts at Home

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With the daunting news that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the country, patients everywhere are more concerned than ever. That concern is well founded; complex medical jargon, invasive surgical procedures, and new and unfamiliar prescription medication can be intimidating and confusing. However, as a patient, you have a right […]

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