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Prescribing the Wrong Medicine in Pennsylvania

May 19, 2016

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The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority confirmed that 813 patients received the wrong medication during a six (6) month period in 2011. The report, co-written by Matthew Grissinger, analyzed errors from 270 Pennsylvania hospital, medical centers and birthing centers.  The errors often involved nurses obtaining the wrong medication from medication storage areas.  One of the most common errors was […]

Nursing Home Injuries and Abuse

May 19, 2016

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The Epidemic of Nursing Home Abuse The current abuse found in nursing homes is at an unprecedented and intolerable level.  According to nursinghomeabuseguide.org, “…more than two million cases of elderly abuse are reported every year, and almost one out of every ten elderly individuals will experience some form of elderly abuse.”  This, however, does not […]

Speed Limit of 70 mph To Be Extended toInterstates

May 14, 2016

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Speed Limit of 70 mph to be extended to Interstates After an 18-month trial program, the speed limit on “most of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will soon rise to 70 mph, and interstates may soon follow suit.” The increased limit is set for implementation as soon as the spring. This comes after nearly two years of […]