Bugs in the Living Room

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the noun bug can be defined as an unexpected defect, fault, flaw, or imperfection. Going by that definition, common issues such as cars not accelerating properly beyond some speed, air conditioners making weird sound when the thermostat is set at certain temperature, word processing software crashing once in a while could all be attributed to bugs. However, we generally reserve the word bug and buggy for defects associated with software applications. Read more […]

The Problem of Medication Errors

There are many different areas of healthcare which have made significant forward strides during the course of the past century. The refinement of X-ray technology and the development of countless diagnostic tools, surgical procedures, and medical equipment are some notable examples. But perhaps the most significant shift has been in the realm of pharmaceutical products. With pharmaceutical companies pouring billions of dollars into research and development and a seemingly endless demand for Read more […]

The Last Line of Defense Against Medication Errors: What You Need to Know to Keep your Family Safe

This is a true story.Yesterday, I picked up a new antibiotic prescription for my daughter from my local pharmacy.(We recently adopted my daughter from India where she had recurrent ear infections resulting in severe hearing loss. And, she is about to undergo the second of several planned surgeries in order to try to repair the damage.)Before putting her to sleep, I got the new medication out of the bag, glanced at the instructions, and prepared to give her the drug according to the instructions Read more […]

Medical Injury – Over-Prescription

When a person suffers injury or becomes ill, most people turn to their doctors or physicians for medical assistance to help treat the illness, reduce pain, and help with the recovery. Much has been made about the importance of correct diagnosis on the part of doctors, but what happens if the diagnosis is correct and you still suffer unnecessary injury?If an illness is misdiagnosed, the patient may suffer serious injury as a result, and medical malpractice lawsuits may follow. As a result, most Read more […]