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Alarmingly High Number Of Surgeons Report Having Alcohol Problems

by fpw | February 21st, 2012

A new study, conducted by the University of Washington in Seattle and published in this month's issue of the Archives of Surgery, has found that a disproportionate number of surgeons suffer from drinking problems.

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Parkland Memorial Executives Refuse To Release Safety Report

by fpw | February 7th, 2012

A Dallas hospital under heavy scrutiny over patient safety is refusing to release a report on changes that will be made to improve patient care at the facility.

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FDA Yaz Advisory Members Had Ties To Drug’s Manufacturer

by fpw | January 17th, 2012

It has been discovered that several members of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee that backed the drospirenone-based birth control pills, Yaz and Yasmin, had ties to the drugs manufacturer, Bayer AG.

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Multaq Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Problems And Death

by fpw | December 20th, 2011

The FDA issued a warning to healthcare professionals yesterday about the drug Multaq (dronedarone) following results in a safety review that showed dramatically increased risks of cardiovascular events, including death, in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) who take the drug.

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