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Antibiotic Overdose

In 2007, 40 million prescriptions of fluoroquinolone antibiotics were given to US patients despite the fact that other antibiotics may be more appropriate or even unnecessary. This is no small matter. The FDA has asked (but not required) makers of pill and injectable fluoroquinolone antibiotics to add a black box warning–the most serious type–to their […]
Medical Error + Medications and Overdose

How Doctors Think

We’ve noted before that mis-diagnosis is almost always a product of the failure of doctors to rigorously apply the differential diagnosis method taught in medical school.  A new book offers supporting evidence of our experience.  “How Doctors Think,” by Jerome Groopman, M.D. uses many illustrations to make the point that mistakes come from “thinking” errors, […]
Medical Error + Misdiagnosis

FDA Wants Better Warnings For Sleep Medications

SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1 The FDA has asked manufacturers of thirteen sleep medications to give stronger, more detailed warnings regarding the dangers of using these medications. Some dangers include sleep-driving, sleep-walking, using the phone, eating and other activities all undertaken without even remembering that they took a pill. Also, there have been reported cases […]
Medical Error + Medications and Overdose

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