HEALTHBEAT The cost of adverse drug events
If you ever doubted that adverse events involving prescription drugs are costly, consider a new study that looks at what happens when these patients end up in the emergency room.
The study, which w... Posted on 3/2/11 at 3:38 PM
Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 12-18 as Prevention Week in Minnesota (PDF) in conjunction with National Prevention Week. This coincides with progress on Minnesota’s first comprehensive plan to address substance abuse, as several recommendations in the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy are being carried in legislation at the Capitol.
The country’s prescription drug shortage is hitting close to home.
During last month’s Douglas County Hospital (DCH) board meeting, David Gray, director of pharmacy, explained the problem and detailed the impact on the hospital.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Rick Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA), Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Representative Tom Rooney (R-FL) this week to call attention to ongoing drug shortages that they say are impacting health care providers and patients across the nation.
A Minnesota delegation of lawmakers sent a letter to the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking an explanation for the increase of hurdles and delays faced by companies seeking approval for medical devices.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging government officials to aggressively investigate and prosecute waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare and improve its oversight of the Medicare prescription drug program.
A two-month undercover drug investigation in a four-county area, including Douglas County, resulted in 12 arrests Thursday.
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