Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Diagnosing Medical Malpractice -- Curing the Ailment, not just treating the symptoms

Senate Majority leader Bill Frist's answer to runaway health-care spending is to cap jury awards in medical malpractice suits -- for the fifth time in four years, he tried and failed to cap awards at $250,000 during his self-proclaimed "Health Care Week" in May.

But how's this for a novel approach?: Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama also want to save on health care, but rather than capping jury awards, they hope to cut the number of medical malpractice cases by reducing medical errors, as they explain in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Supporting this approach is a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health that showed that the legal system does a good job of weeding out claims without merit.




2 comments:

Daniel Haszard said...

I took zyprexa which was ineffective for my condition and gave me diabetes.

Zyprexa, which is used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, accounted for 32% of Eli Lilly's $14.6 billion revenue last year.

Zyprexa is the product name for Olanzapine,it is Lilly's top selling drug.It was approved by the FDA in 1996 ,an 'atypical' antipsychotic a newer class of drugs without the motor side effects of the older Thorazine.Zyprexa has been linked to causing diabetes and pancreatitis.

Did you know that Lilly made nearly $3 billion last year on diabetic meds, Actos,Humulin and Byetta?

Yes! They sell a drug that can cause diabetes and then turn a profit on the drugs that treat the condition that they may have caused in the first place!

I was prescribed Zyprexa from 1996 until 2000.
In early 2000 i was shocked to have an A1C test result of 13.9 (normal is 4-6) I have no history of diabetes in my family.
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Daniel Haszard http://www.zyprexa-victims.com

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