Posts Tagged 'medical error'

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Linked to Unchecked Dosage of Depression Medication

depression medicine linked to stevens-johnson syndromeKhaliah Shaw went to the doctor in 2014 seeking help for her depression. She was prescribed lamotrigine, an extended release medication most frequently used for patients with epilepsy and bipolar disorder. For the first two weeks, she had positive results. But then blisters began to appear all over her body. Her sweat glands began to melt, effectively liquefying from the inside out, and drastically changing her physical appearance. ...

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Demonstration IV Solutions Being Administered to Patients

patients injured as demonstration and training IV solution is usedPatients at hospitals and other healthcare facilities are being administered IV solutions intended for training purposes only, leading to severe adverse events in those being treated. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported on the problem. Late in December, the FDA issued a warning to health professionals about a patient becoming ill. Since the alert, around forty additional patients have been reported to have suffered adverse effects after ...

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Federal Government is no Longer Disclosing Many Hospital Errors to the Public

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made a change this month to stop the disclosure of many serious hospital errors and health risks to the public. A story in USA Today reports that the data on eight “hospital-acquired” conditions were removed from the Centers’ web site.

Prior to this change, the Hospital Compare website allowed the general public to access data on the rate of hospital-acquired infections and injuries. Last summer, much ...

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