Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dirty Surgical Equipment Puts Patients at Risk for Infection and Other Potentially Serious Complications

By Justin DiJoseph – Did you ever think a hospital’s surgical team would use dirty equipment when operating on a patient? John Harrison didn’t think so. When he [..]

General, Medical/Hospital

The Risks of Cholesterol Drugs Vary As Widely As The Choices

By Steven Di Joseph – I – The Statins Although more people worldwide suffer from high cholesterol than ever before, the problem has reached epidemic proportions in the [..]

Drugs, Food-Related, General

Spring Cleaning: Which Meds Go, How To Dispose of Them, What to Restock & Safety Storage Tips

By Stef Morisi – How often should you clean out your medicine cabinet? Beth Israel Medical Center’s Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Palillo, says, “Once a year.” If [..]

Consumer Protection, Drugs, General