Sharks beginning to smell blood in the water. Pradaxa lawsuits piling up and likely will result in giant class action suit. One law firm has 70 employees dedicated to Pradaxa litigation alone and the attorney can’t even remember the name of the client the reporter called to ask him about.
Looks like the yolk’s on you. Widely quoted study on how egg yolks are as dangerous as smoking cigarettes was based on a self-reported lifetime history of smoking and egg-eating. The study didn’t take any other variables into account. A doctor who reviewed the data stated ““This is very poor quality research that should not influence patient’s dietary choices.”
I love reading stories like this. Patient comes back to thank ED staff that saved her life. Brings flowers for nurses and a sheet cake for the staff.
New Jersey hospital in dispute with Aetna over bills for patient services. When Aetna doesn’t pay in full, the hospital sends bills for the difference to the patients. Aetna then turns around and tells patient not to pay the bills. And the bills are expensive.
Girlvet has a good explanation of why the medical home concept won’t work … no skin in the game.
Fear the bad outcome. Death of a beautiful philanthropist sparks lawsuit against psychiatrist for prescribing Seroquel, a medication that plaintiff’s attorney John Harwell claimed caused her “sudden cardiac death” which was “the very kind of consequence warned against by the FDA in its required Black Box Seroquel warnings, the ones Dr. Bystritsky either ignored or of which he was ignorant.”
However the product insert for Seroquel has no “black box” warning for cardiac arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death, only a mention of increased mortality in elderly patients and noting that “the extent to which the findings of increased mortality in observational studies may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to some characteristic(s) of the patients is not clear.” In addition, Seroquel “was not associated with persistent” changes conduction of electrical impulses within the heart (QT interval prolongation).
Now what was that about being “ignorant,” counsel?
New medical breakthrough in Missouri. According to what doctors have told Missouri Representative Todd Akin, pregnancy from rape is “really rare.” In “legitimate rapes,” the body “has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Because “pretend” rapes fool the body into leaving that whole thing running.
Waiting for follow-up confirmatory article on the topic from Jim Dwyer.
Akin later claimed he “misspoke” after getting blasted on social media, but never stated what he really meant to say.
I saw the headline “Officials allege $600M Ponzi scheme …” and thought that the feds were finally going to expose everything that was wrong with Medicare. Then I realized the article was talking about some web site and the scam only involved millions of dollars, not billions of dollars.