August, 2012

August 1, 2012

This is not the first claim we’ve heard about a company located in or outside of Oregon using humans as unwitting clinical trial participants, nor, unfortunately, will it be the last. In this case, the company that manufactured a type of bone cement for one purpose and proceeded to sell…
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August 1, 2012

A report published recently in the Journal of Surgical Research showed that injured patients who are admitted to the hospital on a weekend are more likely to die than patients who are admitted during the week. Johns Hopkins University conducted a review of almost 40,000 medical records of patients between…
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August 1, 2012

Research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that physicians don’t always read patients’ hospital test results. The omission can be dangerous — and fatal — for the patient if the hospital misses a diagnosis. The study does not specifically address hospitals in Oregon, but anecdotal evidence suggests the…
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