CMS Proposal to Suppress Hospital Safety Data Angers Advocates

CMS Proposal to Suppress Hospital Safety Data Angers Advocates Agency says COVID disruptions, staff shortages hamper ability to fairly score poor performers https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/98843 Large employer coalitions and consumer advocates are angrily pushing back against a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule to suppress public reporting of key measures of preventable hospital-caused harms, […]

Butler Pharmacy Graduates Earn Highest Pass Rate on the NAPLEX® Licensure Exam

Butler Pharmacy Graduates Earn Highest Pass Rate on the NAPLEX® Licensure Exam https://stories.butler.edu/butler-pharmacy-graduates-earn-highest-pass-rate-on-the-naplex-licensure-exam/ If student outcomes ultimately define the quality and rigor of a college’s curriculum, as many people assert, then Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) has a claim to being the best of its kind in the nation. Graduates of […]

One in Four Medicare Patients Harmed in Hospitals, Nearly Half Preventable

One in Four Medicare Patients Harmed in Hospitals, Nearly Half Preventable CMS needs to do more to penalize facilities with avoidable adverse events, report says https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/98701 Medicare patients continue to experience harm during hospital stays, even after a decade of intensive efforts to decrease provider-caused adverse events, according to a report from the HHS Office […]

Contact Congress to stop FDA & Big Pharma’s attempt to control supplements and get power to ban kratom

Contact Congress to stop FDA & Big Pharma’s attempt to control supplements and get power to ban kratom The Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization is being used to give the FDA even more power to threaten kratom and all supplements First off, we understand this is getting into the legislative weeds, but this is incredibly […]

After years, pharmacy-middleman suit might finally come to trial

  After years, pharmacy-middleman suit might finally come to trial https://ohiocapitaljournal.com/2022/05/16/after-years-pharmacy-middleman-suit-might-finally-come-to-trial/ Since at least 2016, Ohio pharmacists have been accusing large companies acting as pharmacy middlemen of abusive practices, which they deny. And since 2019, the state has been accusing them as well, in the form of lawsuits. Now, after years of wrangling in court, […]

Medicare Advantage Versus Traditional Medicare

Medicare Advantage Versus Traditional Medicare https://www.daily-remedy.com/medicare-advantage-versus-traditional-medicare/ Financial engineering is a derisive term given to private equity firms who spruce up the value of their portfolio companies by manipulating cash flow statements on Excel spreadsheets. Technically, the company is performing at the same level as before, but on paper it looks much better. In healthcare, we […]

Walgreens reaches opioid settlement with State of Florida

It appears that in FLORIDA Walgreens is being sued for “contributing” our fabricated opiate crisis and in CALF they are being sued for having their stores understaffed and putting pt’s safety at risk from mistakes Walgreens’ Priority Was Filling Drug Orders Fast, Judge Told https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/assets/factsheets/0365.pdf     Florida got 10+billion out of the Tobacco settlement at the end of […]

Walgreens’ Priority Was Filling Drug Orders Fast, Judge Told

Walgreens’ Priority Was Filling Drug Orders Fast, Judge Told A former Walgreens pharmacist felt pressured to “fill, fill, fill” prescriptions while working at a pace that made her fear making fatal errors, a California federal judge heard in recorded testimony Thursday in a multibillion-dollar bellwether trial over claims Walgreens and others illegally fueled San Francisco’s opioid epidemic. […]

Record Numbers of Americans Are Dying of Overdoses. Instead of Justice, We Get Theater | Opinion

  https://www.newsweek.com/record-numbers-americans-are-dying-overdoses-instead-justice-we-get-theater-opinion-1706231 The Guggenheim Museum in New York City announced this week that it would be removing the Sackler’s nameplate off of their arts center in response to pressure from activists. “The Guggenheim and the Mortimer D. Sackler family have agreed to rename the arts education center,” a museum spokesperson said in a statement on […]

Nurse Vaught Sentenced for Deadly Medical Error

If healthcare providers start/keep getting thrown in jail for medical errors, pretty soon there will be no one to care for people need medical care. Many lethal medical errors that I have read about, most all the “system” contributed to the problem. Some of that is when licensing boards fail to take actions against a […]

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