American Medical Association Wants to Delay Electronic Prescription Law

A measure was passed in New York that would eliminate handwritten prescriptions completely and significantly curtail phone-based orders. The expansion of the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act (I-STOP) law would go into effect on March 27, 2015, and is the first of its kind in the country. Now, the American Medical Association (AMA) […]

Millions of Prescriptions Are Filled Incorrectly Each Year

When we are ill and prescribed a medication, we expect that our doctors will prescribe the right one – and we trust our pharmacists to fill that prescription correctly. But a new report out of NBC New York finds that “an estimated 30 to 50 million prescriptions are filled incorrectly each year,” which amounts […]

The State of the Union and Precision Medicine

President Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 20th referenced a Precision Medicine Initiative, which the President hopes will bring American scientists and doctors closer to discovering a cure for diseases like diabetes and cancer. The term “precision medicine” refers to the targeting of diseases caused by specific factors or mutations in a […]

Understanding Defective Medical Devices and Medication

Manufacturers of medical devises can be responsible for harm caused by their products. There are a large percentage of medical malpractice cases, which don’t primarily target healthcare professionals. Those cases usually involve a defective medical device or a dangerous drugs. It is important to note, however, that a product or pill’s failure to work […]

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