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Chris Nace

FDA warns: Inaccuracies with Surgical Computer Systems Could Result in Injury or Death

For the second time in a little more than a month, the FDA warned of accuracy errors associated with stereotaxic navigation systems—a computer system that “guides” surgeons within the body in real-time by using 3D-like imaging—most often employed during brain […]

Chris Nace

What Are Hospitals Doing to Curb the Current Opioid Epidemic?

A recent trip to the emergency room for Maryland resident Stuart Anders created a situation that might soon become more common—the recovering addict pleaded with E.R. doctors to NOT be given opioid painkillers even though his leg had been literally […]

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When Are Pharmacy Mistakes Considered Malpractice?

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about human errors comprising one of the leading causes of death in U.S. hospitals and how many healthcare facilities called these events “nevers” (as in, they should never have happened in the first […]

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Johnson & Johnson Facing Risperdal Lawsuit

Risperdal is one of a numerous amount of anti-psychotic drugs used to treat depression and other mental health conditions, such as bi-polar disease. A new lawsuit is alleging, and potentially…

Chris Nace

Kellogs Cereal Recall Another Reason We Need a Strong Civil Justice System

The Washington Post reports about the Kellogg Cereal recall this morning. As you may know,

Kellogg recalled 28 million boxes of Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops and Honey Smacks, the company…

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Federal Judge Unseals Wyeth "Ghostwriting" Documents

A federal judge in Little Rock, Arkansas has ordered drugmaker Wyeth to turn over thousands of pages indicating that it paid ghostwriters to author and place studies about one of its profitable…

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Epilepsy Drug Zonegran Linked to Blood Disorder

According to the FDA a drug used to treat epilepsy, Zonegran, can cause serious heart problems:

Federal health officials warned doctors Monday that a drug used in epilepsy patients can cause…

Chris Nace

Supreme Court Rules in Cigarette Pre-emption Case

The Supreme Court issued a surprise ruling on Monday in Altria Group v. Good, refusing to exempt the cigarette maker from a state lawsuit on the grounds of pre-emption.

Justice John Paul Stevens,…