Two years ago, over objections from the hospital industry, the U.S. announced it would add data about “potentially life-threatening” mistakes made in hospitals to a website people can search to check on safety performance.
Don Berwick’s admiration of the U.K. National Health Service didn’t help him among U.S. Senate Republicans when President Barack Obama needed someone to revamp the Medicare health insurance program three years ago. It didn’t hurt him this year when U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron needed someone to recommend remedies for the NHS.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s biggest drugmaker, denied its Actos drug caused a California man’s bladder cancer in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the diabetes medication to go to trial.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Asia’s biggest drugmaker, hid the cancer risks of its Actos drug to protect billions in sales, a jury was told in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the diabetes medication to go to trial.
Two UnitedHealth Group Inc. units must pay $24 million in damages for failing to properly monitor a doctor who gave two colonoscopy patients hepatitis C by employing substandard medical practices, a Nevada jury ruled.
As a physician, I am glad for the mobile health-monitoring applications that allow me to help my patients sleep better, exercise better and eat better. Yet I was a little offended when I learned of a new wristband monitor that prods doctors to wash their hands when they enter a patient’s room.