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  • Vast majority of adverse incidents in hospitals go unreported Wednesday, August 8, 2012 � by jg

    American Medical News (American Medical Association): A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General found hospitals reported only 8% of the adverse events they were required to report to their state agencies.

  • Lack of testing leads to medical device recalls Tuesday, February 15, 2011 � by jg

    New York Times: A new study found that “most medical devices that were the subject of high-risk recalls from 2005 to 2009 had been cleared through a regulatory pathway that requires little, if any, testing.”

  • Metrolink crash should spark reform of damages cap Thursday, August 26, 2010 � by scott

    Under the federal Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act of 1997, the most Metrolink and Connex Railroad, which had been contracted to operate Metrolink’s trains, can be liable for in damages is $200 million — which, in fact, the two entities told a judge Wednesday they are willing to pay to settle the outstanding claims from the deadly crash.

  • Author of New York Times series on medical radiation to speak at medical seminar Thursday, July 15, 2010 � by jg

    New York Times investigative reporter Walt Bogdanich will be part of a special symposium on “Medical Radiation and Patient Safety” at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting in Philadelphia.

  • Searchable database of disciplinary actions, malpractice judgments against California doctors Wednesday, July 7, 2010 � by jg

    The Sacramento Bee’s website makes it possible to find sanctions from the Medical Board of California, as well as doctors’ felony convictions, malpractice judgments and malpractice settlements.

  • Legislative panel supports radiation protection Wednesday, June 30, 2010 � by eric


    An Assembly committee approves Padilla measure on a bipartisan vote, but lobbyists for hospitals and radiologists warn that provisions could put scare in patients who can be helped.

  • A (small) victory for medical patients, and ethics Thursday, June 24, 2010 � by scott

    The University of Michigan Medical School has decided that it will no longer accept cash from drug companies to underwrite courses designed to keep doctors’ medical licenses current.