Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More
More Doctor Secrecy Hurting You.
Many times I have recommended using the resources available to you to learn about your doctor before you allow him or her to make decisions that may affect you for the rest of your life. At a minimum, you should … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical malpractice lawsuits, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
Medical Secrecy and Non-Disclosure Agreements.
It seems the news has been full of stories involving Non-Disclosure Agreements, often called NDA’s. Our President has one with an adult film actress, movie producers have them with actors and actresses, the soccer star Ronaldo has one with an … Read More
Why Does Medical Malpractice Happen Over and Over?
I have been doing some reading into the issues surrounding attempts to reduce medical errors and thereby reduce the incidence of patients injured by them. Experts who study this problem agree that one of the biggest problems is that health … Read More
Even Hospitals Don’t Know What Surgery Costs.
In August I wrote a post about why our health care costs keep going up and up and up. We don’t dictate pricing to hospitals, we rely on the market to set a fair price using supply and demand. Hospital consolidation, … Read More
What To Do When You Have Been The Victim of Malpractice.
On your own. The first thing to know about being the victim of malpractice is that you are going to have to figure it out on your own. It is highly unlikely that anyone will tell you about the malpractice. … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Lawsuits, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice cases, medical malpractice lawyers, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Secrecy
Lots of Malpractice – Be Careful Out There.
Regardless of what the medical profession would have you believe, there is a lot of medical malpractice out there. Many patients are victims but few end up suing. Most just choose to walk away. Many more were never told that … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Secrecy, Surgical Errors
Secret Conflicts of Interest
By now I am sure it is common knowledge that doctors are often paid by drug companies and by the manufacturers of medical devices. There is a strong correlation between the amount of a company’s drugs a doctor prescribes and … Read More
Posted in disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, drug companies, Health Care Costs, Hospital Negligence, Hospitals, Medical Devices, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, medical research, science news, Secrecy
Finding the Right Hospital
Hospitals vary greatly in terms of the quality of their care. In some hospitals infection rates are low and few patients need to be readmitted after discharge. Exactly the opposite is true for some other hospitals. You do not want … Read More
More Doctors Behaving Badly
As I have often said, most doctors are caring professionals who would not dream of being disrespectful to their patients. On the other hand, doctors are human and there are regular incidents of doctors behaving badly. Sometimes their actions are … Read More