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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

!2/3/14 Health News: Fewer hospital errors ♦ India's Pharmaceutical Scandal ♦ Artificial pancreas shows improve treatment of type 1 diabetes

50,000 lives saved because of fewer hospital errors
About 50,000 people are alive today because U.S. hospitals committed 17 percent fewer medical errors in 2013 than in 2010, government health officials said Tuesday.Continue Reading
India's Pharmaceutical Scandal
In a lab in an Indian village during the height of monsoon season in 2011, a technician hit a delete button -- a keystroke that would have consequences three years later. Continue Reading
FDA influence on design of pivotal drug studies examined
An examination of the potential interaction between pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss future studies finds that one-quarter of recent new drug approvals occurred without any meeting, and when such meetings occurred, pharmaceutical companies did not comply with one-quarter of the recommendations made by the FDA regarding study design or primary outcome, according to a study. Continue Reading
Artificial pancreas shown to improve treatment of type 1 diabetes

The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes demonstrates that the external artificial pancreas improves glucose control and reduces the risk of hypoglycemia compared to conventional diabetes treatment Continue Reading

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