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Investigative Reporter — Chicago Tribune

Investigative reporter @chicagotribune covering health and medical.

Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life

Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life
chicagotribune.com — The first symptoms mimicked the flu. Becki Conway had a sore throat, a dry cough and irritated sinuses. But the next signs were more puzzling. A sharp pain radiated through her chest. Her eyes turned red and itchy. It seemed like she was fighting off some strange bug, or maybe it was just the normal exhaustion of keeping up with twin toddlers.

Data mining for deadly drug combinations

Data mining for deadly drug combinations
chicagotribune.com — The experiment began with thousands of patient files, millions of prescription orders, billions of clinical measurements and a single question: Could big data be used to discover deadly drug combinations? For decades, scientists have wrestled with the problem that trusted prescription medications can combine in dangerous ways, often placing Americans at risk when they take more than one drug.

License of Illinois psychiatrist suspended

License of Illinois psychiatrist suspended
chicagotribune.com — The Illinois medical board has indefinitely suspended the license of a Chicago psychiatrist whose excessive prescriptions were linked to three patients' deaths and triggered federal accusations of kickbacks and fraud. The action against Dr. Michael J. Reinstein ended a two-year fight with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation over his use of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine.

License of Illinois psychiatrist suspended

License of Illinois psychiatrist suspended
chicagotribune.com — The Illinois medical board has indefinitely suspended the license of a Chicago psychiatrist whose excessive prescriptions were linked to three patients' deaths and triggered federal accusations of kickbacks and fraud. The action against Dr. Michael J. Reinstein ended a two-year fight with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation over his use of the anti-psychotic drug clozapine.

Half of Illinois doctor penalties originate in other states

articles.chicagotribune.com — Study shows state agency relies heavily on other inquiries as basis for disciplining physicians Nearly three years ago, the Illinois medical board received a letter urging the agency to investigate a Chicago doctor who tried and failed to intubate a 52-year-old woman after giving her anesthesia that stopped her breathing.

Victims are grilled in military sex-assault investigations

Victims are grilled in military sex-assault investigations
expressnews.com — even months after an Air Force recruiter's assistant told investigators her boss sexually assaulted her in an office supply room, the young woman was summoned to meet his defense attorneys.

GI sex abuse has powerful foes

GI sex abuse has powerful foes
expressnews.com — In a corner of the cavernous room adorned with historic frescoes, Kimberly Hanks, the victim in the court-martial case, sat on a red leather couch next to a wingback chair occupied by Sen. Barbara Boxer, their knees almost touching.

In Cases Of Military Sexual Assault, Victims Are Victimized Twice

In Cases Of Military Sexual Assault, Victims Are Victimized Twice
businessinsider.com — SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Army Pvt. Anna Moore spotted the man approaching as she knelt on the hallway floor, scraping off a dingy layer of wax. He was a sergeant from another battery with no apparent reason for entering the empty third floor of her barracks. Why was he there, she wondered.

Assault victims struggle to transfer to other posts

Assault victims struggle to transfer to other posts
mysanantonio.com — Mark Bilton-Smith answered his cellphone shortly after 11 p.m. and heard the panic in his daughter's voice. She told him she'd been raped and was hallucinating. He struggled to make sense of her words. She was talking about the devil and kept saying the door to her room at Goodfellow AFB had been nailed shut.

In the military, sex assault victims labeled as mentally ill, forced out

In the military, sex assault victims labeled as mentally ill, forced out
mysanantonio.com — Similar accounts from members in every branch of the military show that those who disclose a sexual assault face commanders who often disregard their reports and send them to uniformed counselors, who subsequently find them to be mentally unfit for duty, a seven-month San Antonio Express-News investigation shows.
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