Senior reporter at @ProPublica, past president of @ahcj, hopeful Detroit Lions fan, Columbia journ prof. Dad and husband. charles.ornstein@propublica.org

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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Popular Blood Thinner Coumadin Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes

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.
Jul 12, 2015

My latest, running tomorrow in @washingtonpost: Popular Blood Thinner Causing Deaths, Injuries at Nursing Homes propublica.org/article/popula…

Jul 12, 2015

Deaths and injuries related to Coumadin use in nursing homes are an "insidious problem." My look at the issue: propublica.org/article/popula…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Blood thinner Coumadin causing deaths & injuries at nursing homes, but draws relatively little scrutiny http://t.co/iAz7EKF…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @ProPublica: Blood thinner Coumadin causing deaths & injuries at nursing homes, but draws relatively little scrutiny http://t.co/iAz7EKF…

Jul 12, 2015

RT @hannahsbirch: Wide use of a popular blood thinner + improper oversight is making for some awful deaths for people in nursing homes. propublica.org/article/popula…

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Talking With Your Doctor About Pharmaceutical Company Payments

projects.propublica.org — ProPublica has compiled the disclosed payments from pharma companies to doctors and other health care providers. Search for your doctor in our interactive database.
Jul 06, 2015

Here's how we are trying to be responsible with the Open Payments data: projects.propublica.org/docdollars/not…

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Jul 30, 2015

Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution: Expanded Access to IUDs bloom.bg/1JTkb6p @KYWeise in @business

Jul 30, 2015

I'm inspired that >2k #Vietnam #vets and family members have filled out our #AgentOrange questionnaire. Please share: propublica.org/agentorange

Jul 30, 2015

RT @stefaniei: These CEOs are reshaping the health-insurance industry. How are they approaching the task? on.wsj.com/1LRZKLO pic.twitter.com/uichg25409

Jul 30, 2015

So, this is troubling. The FBI built a database that can catch rapists — almost nobody uses it propublica.org/article/the-fb… by @txtianmiller

Jul 30, 2015

That is an awesome cartoon! I feel like I am in the middle stage. twitter.com/healthblawg/st…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @CitizenCohn: Medicaid doesn't get the love that Medicare does. That's a mistake. twitter.com/CenterOnBudget…

Jul 30, 2015

"We’ve got to see what the machine can turn up." CVS to Test IBM’s Data-Crunching Watson in Search of Care Trends bloom.bg/1DchOP8

Jul 30, 2015

@emma_sandoe Of course! It's a bit more complicated cuz states had to buy in. Took time. No?

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