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FDA Follies, Part 2

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 05.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

Prominently mentioned was the sad case of certain diabetes meds, including Actos, once touted as a safer alternative to Avandia.

Don't Trust the Conventional Wisdom in Health Care -- Part 1

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 04.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

We are left to conclude that at least in this situation, "patient first" has become "patient last." And that those cynics who define "patient" as a mechanism to extract revenue from a third party payer may be onto something.

Far Too Many Endoscope-Related Infections

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 04.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

We're hearing these stories way too often: Based on information gleaned from a MAUDE Adverse Event Report filed in January, eight patients were infected with E. coli following an endoscopic procedure. Two of the patients died.