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FDA doesn’t enforce standards for sterile healthcare products manufacturer
It's impossible for the public to know when regulators first discovered Bacillus cereus at H&P Industry's plant...
NQF Founder: Quality Measure Science Still 'Immature'
Kenneth Kizer, founder of the National Quality Forum, talks about how far quality measures have come over the last...
Web Exclusive: HAI Rates on the Decline
Rates of hospital-acquired infections between 2000 and 2007 decreased in all four regions of the U.S. The Midwest...
Disease outbreak that killed 2 patients is over, Vancouver hospital says
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital has eliminated the latest outbreak of Clostridium difficile, after nearly...
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria moving from South Asia to US
A dangerous new mutation that makes some bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics has become increasingly common in...
Arsenal of antibiotics not being restocked
We have come to expect that modern medicine can cure just about any infection. But bacteria are finding ways to evade...
Hospital infections: The hidden epidemic
Going to the hospital puts you in harm's way. Hospitals know this and avoid talking about it. And until now, the...
GAO to investigate infection-control breaches at VA
The Associated Press is reporting today that several veterans who received dental treatment at the John Cochran VA...
VA takes heat at hearing on dental safety lapse
Congressmen and veterans took turns lambasting the Veterans Administration Tuesday for its handling of medical-safety...
79 Miami-area veterans never notified of possibly unsafe colonoscopies
The Veterans' Administration, which in March 2009 revealed that more than 2,400 Miami-area veterans were given...