The Veterans Affairs Department is conducting fewer reviews of medical errors, even though the number of such problems has increased, according to a report by the GAO. The VA said it is aware of the decrease in reviews, but has not studied why it has happened.
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More than a dozen healthcare organizations have formed a coalition to address diagnosis errors as the industry awaits a report from the National Academy of Medicine that's expected to shed new light on the gravity of the problem.
Advertising designed to correct misleading claims drugmakers initially make regarding their products is ineffective toward changing consumer views, according to a new study.
A new federal tool aimed at helping patients determine the best hospital for their care is raising questions over whether it provides an accurate assessment of quality.
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The Food and Drug Administration's Bad Ad Program recently received complaints after reality TV star Kim Kardashian raved about a pill that relieved her morning sickness.
The Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of Addyi, the first drug to increase sexual desire in women, could lead to some new and complicated conversations in doctors' offices across the country.
Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.
A wedding ring symbolizes a lifetime of commitment. But bands that are nearly impossible to remove give an entirely different meaning to the ties that bind.
The effort to recruit and train physicians to tend to the specific and often very locally focused needs of VA patients is slow-going despite its fast-track implementation, according to the Veterans Affairs Department.