Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income

25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause serious preventable harm to patients. Continue reading ‘Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income’

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against Texas Medical Board

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 6 – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled against the Texas Medical Board (TMB), allowing landmark litigation by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeon to proceed to prove wrongdoing by the Board. Continue reading ‘U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against Texas Medical Board’

Study Finds No Progress in Safety at Hospitals

24 Nov – Efforts to make hospitals safer for patients are falling short, researchers report in the first large study in a decade to analyze harm from medical care and to track it over time. The study, conducted from 2002 to 2007 in 10 North Carolina hospitals, found that harm to patients was common and that the number of incidents did not decrease over time. Continue reading ‘Study Finds No Progress in Safety at Hospitals’

Nancy Banks MD Book-Signing in NYC

Since 2006, Mexican cartels have killed 28,000 men, women and children in drug-related violence.  As troubling as these numbers are, those deaths and injuries represent a fraction of those who are negligently killed or injured by US doctors and drug companies every year.  Based upon admissions information, 3,607,000 patients suffered adverse drug reactions in 1994 aloneContinue reading ‘Nancy Banks MD Book-Signing in NYC’