Metrics For A New ‘Patient-Centric’ Safety Movement

According to the Institute of Medicine in the 1990’s, an estimated 100,000 people died as a result of medical mistakes every year in the U.S. (a number that has more than doubled, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University). The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a Congressionally mandated, non-profit research body. Their initial […]

December 20, 2016

An excellent follow up in the New England Journal of Medicine to our weekly blog on quality fraud. Off label drugs are often promoted for uses that are not backed up by any real study or science at all. Like lawyers, don’t pick your medicines off of TV or by word of mouth. Ask medical […]

Quality Fraud Drives Medical Costs

Daraprim was first made available in 1952. It treats toxoplasmosis and cystoisosporiasis, diseases caused by eating undercooked food and other digestive problems – often with no detectable symptoms. Turing Pharma, operated by Martin Shkreli, bought this old drug in August of 2015, immediately jacking up the price of Daraprim from about $13 a pill to […]

December 13, 2016

Last month, we honored the victims of motor vehicle accidents on November 18, 2016 – the day set aside for Remembrance of Road Traffic Accident Victims around the world. Florida recognizes motor vehicles as “dangerous instrumentalities” and holds vehicle owners (except professional owners like rental car companies, who are given exemption under Federal law) responsible […]