Tag Archives: Safety

New med school curriculum to emphasize patient safety

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is creating a curriculum for persons going into medical school, as well as other healthcare professionals, to teach patient safety across the education process from freshman year through residency. The goal is to reduce preventable patient deaths, and multiple schools already have committed to the curriculum. They include Chapman University… Read More »

Veterans Agency to Offer New Depression Drug, Despite Cost and Safety Concerns

Confronted by a rising rate of suicides in some groups of veterans., the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday decided to approve the use of a new and costly depression drug, despite concerns among doctors and other experts about the drug’s effectiveness. The decision to endorse the drug — called Spravato, and manufactured by Janssen,… Read More »

Media messages throw shade on sun safety

Some Australian media have been publishing inaccurate and conflicting information about vitamin D and safe sun exposure, research has found. Researchers reviewed more than 200 articles published between 2000 and 2017 and found that many journalists encouraged abandoning sun safety messages and glorified sun exposure for the sake of vitamin D. However, some journalists took… Read More »