Off-label marketing has been around for ages. The long process of getting a drug/producer approved by the FDA has become by-passed by many companies in
Every day we hear about dangerous drugs and medical devices. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) routinely reports on investigations, warnings, injuries and recalls.
With the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine concluding in 2006 that Americans suffer 1.7 million preventable adverse drug reactions each year, it’s essential
A massive $3 million fine was the sum required to settle the various criminal charges and civil penalties brought against the global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline.
According to recent statistics provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), nearly two million people each year contract what are
According to the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, more than 400 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. Although
The Joint Commission, the United States’ leading hospital accreditation board, released its annual report on quality and safety last month. Included in that report was
The system used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant market approval of medical devices is slated for some updates in 2011. The bureaucracy’s
Nothing can be scarier than suddenly developing a variety of severe, unexplained symptoms without understanding the cause. In such situations, most people will visit either
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released data on hospital-associated conditions or infections (HAIs) for the first time, and most hospitals are
The creative marketing of prescription drug companies continues to evolve with the growing importance of websites and social media. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Two stillbirth malpractice cases in New York are making legal headway in setting a value to the price of emotional suffering. A Brooklyn woman who
Birth injuries are a terrifying experience. You go through this incredible experience only to have it marred by a medical error. In fact, many birth
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed that 68% of 68 ambulatory surgical centers studied exhibited at least one