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Feds: More scrutiny needed of nursing home errors involving blood thinner

washingtonpost.com — The federal government is asking health inspectors nationwide to be on the lookout for errors by nursing homes in managing the blood thinner Coumadin, including those that lead to patient hospitalizations and deaths.
Aug 03, 2015

And live in the @washingtonpost. Feds: More scrutiny needed of nursing home errors involving blood thinner wpo.st/_yNT0

Aug 03, 2015

Citing work of @propublica, @charlesornstein, feds call for more scrutiny of nursing home errors with blood thinner wpo.st/a9OT0

Feds Call for More Scrutiny of Nursing Home Errors Involving Blood Thinner

propublica.org — Our Nursing Home Inspect tool allows anyone to easily search and analyze the details of recent nursing home inspections, as well as penalties imposed on each home over the past three years. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project This story was co-published with The Washington Post.
Aug 03, 2015

Results. My latest: Feds call for more scrutiny of nursing home errors involving blood thinner propublica.org/article/feds-c…

Aug 03, 2015

New: Feds call for more scrutiny of nursing home errors involving blood thinner propublica.org/article/feds-c… | Last month: propublica.org/article/popula…

Aug 03, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: New: Feds call for more scrutiny of nursing home errors involving blood thinner propublica.org/article/feds-c… | Last month: propublica.org/article/popula…

Aug 03, 2015

CMS tells inspectors to be on the lookout for mismanaged blood thinner, due to @charlesornstein reporting propublica.org/article/feds-c…

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Blood thinner causing deaths, injuries at nursing homes

desmoinesregister.com — When Loren Peters arrived in the emergency room in October 2013, bruises covered his frail body, and blood oozed from his gums. The 85-year-old had not been in a fight or fallen down. Instead, he had been given too much of a popular, decades-old blood thinner that, unmonitored, can turn from a lifesaver into a killer.

Agent Orange Act was supposed to help Vietnam veterans - but many still don’t qualify

hamptonroads.com — By Charles Ornstein , ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot Are you a Vietnam veteran? ProPublica and the Virginian-Pilot are interested in hearing from veterans and family members for our ongoing investigation into the effects of Agent Orange on veterans and their children. You can help inform our reporting by completing this short, confidential questionnaire.

Fraud Still Plagues Medicare Drug Program, Watchdog Finds

propublica.org — Medicare's failure to monitor what doctors are prescribing has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on excessive use of brand-name medication and exposed the elderly and disabled to drugs they should avoid. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project This article has been corrected.
Jul 19, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Despite progress, Medicare continues to struggle with fraud in its drug program propub.ca/1fbMdSD

Agent Orange Veterans: A Guide to Groups Seeking Benefits

propublica.org — Five decades after the Vietnam War began-and four decades after it ended- veterans exposed to the chemical brew dubbed Agent Orange are still fighting for compensation and benefits for themselves and their children. And it turns out, not all veterans exposed to Agent Orange are being treated the same.
Jul 17, 2015

My latest: Agent Orange Act Was Supposed to Help Vietnam Veterans — But Many Still Don’t Qualify propublica.org/article/agent-… w/ @Mike_Hixenbaugh

Jul 17, 2015

RT @charlesornstein: My latest: Agent Orange Act Was Supposed to Help Vietnam Veterans — But Many Still Don’t Qualify propublica.org/article/agent-… w/ @Mike_Hixenbaugh

Jul 17, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Agent Orange Act was supposed to help Vietnam vets — but many still don’t qualify propub.ca/1J5JFBJ

Jul 17, 2015

Agent Orange Act was supposed to help vets get benefits. Many still don't qualify. Great explainer v @charlesornstein bit.ly/1OcN8Oe

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Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes

Key Questions We Considered in Creating Surgeon Scorecard

propublica.org — More than 1 million patients suffer harm each year while being treated in the U.S. health care system. Even more receive substandard care or costly overtreatment. The Story So Far Too many patients suffer harm instead of healing in U.S. medicine.
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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

propublica.org — ProPublica is exploring how patient privacy violations are affecting patients and the medical care they receive. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project This story was co-published with NPR's Shots blog.

Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes

washingtonpost.com — When Loren Peters arrived in the emergency room in October 2013, bruises covered his frail body and blood oozed from his gums. The 85-year-old had not been in a fight or fallen down. Instead, he had been given too much of a popular, decades-old blood thinner that, unmonitored, can turn from a lifesaver into a killer.
Jul 12, 2015

Whoa. 34,000 adverse events related to Coumadin — per year! Troubling new investigation: wapo.st/1MoRXn5 pic.twitter.com/x7du9ZzhN3

Jul 12, 2015

RT @ddiamond: Whoa. 34,000 adverse events related to Coumadin — per year! Troubling new investigation: wapo.st/1MoRXn5 pic.twitter.com/x7du9ZzhN3

Jul 12, 2015

Now live in @washingtonpost Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes wpo.st/E5LQ0

Jul 12, 2015

RT @washingtonpost: Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes wapo.st/1MoRXn5

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