A bipartisan effort of three senators in the form of a proposal written as an amendment to pending legislation seeks to materially change the way that many nursing homes across the country prescribe antipsychotic drugs to residents who have Alzheimer's or another form of dementia.
If you are a person with job-based health insurance and wondering whether you're progressively paying more for less, trust your instincts.
Seemingly, it might be reasonable to assume that a medical staff's failure to identify and treat excessive lead exposure in children would be an act of hospital negligence or medical malpractice.
A recent FDA proposal to add a third category of "safe use" drugs in addition to prescription and nonprescription offerings has clearly pitted different medical groups against each other.
When many medical safety advocates dream about changes that can be brought to their industry that would optimally improve patient safety, reduce medical malpractice outcomes and put a damper on medication errors and wrong-site surgery, they think about ... airplanes.
Is the scepter of medical malpractice raised when a doctor eyes a kid up and simply guesses how much of a particular medicine to give him or her and for how often and how long?
ACE inhibitors have been described as "wonder drugs" for their ability to aid the heart, lower blood pressure and help treat a number of diseases.
A lawsuit scheduled for argument before the Indiana Supreme Court next week pits two patients who received medical care in previous years against the state's largest hospital group. As noted by commentators, "the legal stakes are high," with the case attracting considerable interest nationally among hospital administrators and medical groups.
Given that medical malpractice relates centrally to the professionally negligent conduct of doctors, medical administrators and other officials at health care facilities, it is hardly a stretch to say that it logically applies to substandard security over patients' sensitive and confidential medical information.