A report out of Columbus, Georgia late last week revealed that a woman went to her local CVS Pharmacy to fill a Vicadin prescription for her son who sprained his ankle. The prescription was for twenty pills, but the pharmacist put 90 pills in the bottle. Horrified, and afraid of what could happen if someone […]
Yep. It’s true, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the government agency responsible for overseeing the safety of food, drugs, medical devices, etc., for the American public, is apparently incapable of doing its job. In damning testimony given before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, witnesses said that the FDA inspects very […]
The New York Times reported that Bayer A.G. announced that it will withdraw one of its medications used in heart surgery, as it was found to increase the risk of death. The drug, Trasylol, administered to heart surgery patients to reduce excessive bleeding, was found to increase death rates by a Canadian medical study. According […]
“American Bandstand” or your local dentist’s office? FoxNews.com reported a lawsuit filed last month by a Syracuse, New York woman against her dentist who allegedly punctured her sinus cavity during a tooth extraction. The lawsuit claims the Dentist, Dr. George Trusty, was dancing to the 70’s hit “Car Wash” while using a drill on the woman’s molar.
When I read this story, I was horrified by what happened to a newly pregnant St. Louis woman who went to Walgreens to fill a prescription for prenatal vitamins and was instead given a potent chemotherapy drug that killed her unborn child. The woman and her husband filed a lawsuit seeking some form of justice against the […]
I read this article on MSN Health recently, announcing some promising news for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) resulting from from spinal cord injuries. A French study of about 200 male spinal cord injury patients revealed that the ED drug Cialis significantly helped treat the patients’ ED. The study noted that only one-fourth of male […]
Late last week, a friend of mine called the office to tell me about a co-worker who fell victim to the ever-increasing incidence of pharmacy error. The co-worker, let’s call her “Janet,” hadn’t been feeling well and visited her physician, who diagnosed a common infection and prescribed a course of antibiotics. Janet filled the prescription […]
In New Jersey, as a general rule if you are injured while occupying or driving a motorcycle, moped, commercial vehicle, taxi cab, chauffeured rentals or bus you will not be able to seek PIP no-fault benefits for payment of your medical bills. That’s right, if you have private health insurance your medical bills may be covered as long as your policy does […]
“Driving under the influence” or “Driving while intoxicated”, is the term for alcohol-related driving behavior. It is responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in this country. Many of these impaired drivers are repeat offenders and all can cause a heavy burden of death and/or injury to themselves and to innocent drivers, passengers, and […]
Maybe. But should that really be the right question when it comes to the safety of motorcycle riders? In New Jersey, state law mandates that all those who ride motorcycles must wear a DOT approved helmet. Each year in the Garden State, 2500 motorcycles are involved in accidents, resulting in at least 50 fatalities.