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Maine drug reimportation law may benefit consumers if safety can be assured

Today, I have the pleasure of posting a blog by Dave Sterrett, Esq, Health Care Counsel, Public Citizen Congress Watch On Wednesday, October 16th, a new Maine state law took effect permitting its residents to directly import prescription drugs from licensed retail pharmacies in designated foreign markets. The state of Maine believes the law—the first […]

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What if your employee is on drugs?

Every employee has good and bad days, but when those bad days are caused by drugs and they happen in the workplace, it can be downright dangerous. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration says between 10 and 20 percent of American workers who die at work have a positive result when tested for drugs or […]

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Girls are not being vaccinated for HPV

A few years ago, a vaccine against HPV came out that prevented cervical cancer. PREVENTED!! The thing is, girls had to be vaccinated before they began having sex-which meant 11-12 years of age. Parents went apocalyptic-screaming that getting the vaccine would be a license for young girls to have sex. So, most parents did not […]

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The explosion of social media in healthcare

Source: Healthcare and Social Media Aria Cahill and her team of editors at Master of Health Administration has put together this wonderful infographic showing how social media is helping patients get the information they need to get safe quality healthcare. Here is what patients are doing on the web to get that information: Here’s a […]

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“What They Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Them”

In a nationwide survey of roughly 1,800 physicians, 17% had some level of disagreement with the notion that they should “never tell a patient something that is not true.” Not only that, but 11% of those surveyed acknowledged that they had told a patient “something that was not true” in the past year. Huh? What happened to […]

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