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The nurse blamed for the medication error that killed a patient at Vanderbilt University Medical Center pleads not guilty to charges of reckless homicide. (Nashville Tennessean)
An app that helps prevent such errors during continuous drug infusion after pediatric cardiac arrest was validated in various hospital settings. (The Lancet)
It should be recognized that clinic and bureaucratic policies to prevent opioid abuse can actually contribute to patient harm, a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective points out.
The New York Times details the new wave of healthcare start-ups — such as Eargo for hearing aids and Modern Fertility for fertility testing — that attempt to fill gaps in medical care.
Doctors working at the Lubbock, Texas medical examiner’s office are accused of harvesting tissue from dead children for research, one of whom was said to be performing autopsies without a Texas medical license. (CBS7)
ProPublica gives a behind-the-scenes look at the incentives and commissions insurance companies offer independent brokers to “steer” companies toward less cost-effective options for their workers.
Approximately 974,000 patients had their personal data exposed in a University of Washington Medicine website server error, according to officials there. (KOMO News)
One woman created a grassroots mom-to-mom pro-vaccine peer network in South Carolina after she was shocked to learn religious exemptions for vaccines had recently jumped nearly 70% in her community. (NPR)
Meanwhile, social media site Pinterest has temporarily blocked all vaccine results from user searchers. (Gizmodo)
New York Magazine examines whether Trump administration EPA policies could have an impact on children’s future health.
FDA cleared an insulin-management and -titration app for use with the d-Nav Insulin Guidance Service in individuals with type 2 diabetes, manufacturer Hygieia announced.
The House National Resources Committee asks why the Interior Department put the brakes on a coalfield health study in West Virginia. (The Hill)
Microsoft, Takeda, and Eurordis are joining forces to help make the diagnosis of rare diseases faster through algorithms, remote genetic assessment, and blockchain-based services. (GeekWire)
Patients and doctors sometimes have unrealistic expectations. Linda Girgis, MD, offers some tips on how to manage them in KevinMD.
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