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Chicago, IL
Investigative Reporter — Chicago Tribune

Investigative reporter @chicagotribune covering health and medical.

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.
Feb 11, 2016

In "Dangerous Doses" series, @karisaking and @SamRoe tell story of woman who nearly died from risky drug mix. trib.in/1PPAyYO

Feb 11, 2016

First, a sore throat. Then a rash. Soon, Becki's skin peeled off in sheets. Dangerous doses: trib.in/1TaiUjH pic.twitter.com/uV3Db93OmK

Feb 11, 2016

First, a sore throat. Then a rash. Soon, Becki's skin peeled off in sheets. Dangerous doses: trib.in/1TaiUjH ow.ly/i/gFihl

Feb 11, 2016

RT @karisaking: First, a sore throat. Then a rash. Soon, Becki's skin peeled off in sheets. Dangerous doses: trib.in/1TaiUjH pic.twitter.com/uV3Db93OmK

Feb 11, 2016

RT @TribuneTrish: A sore throat, a rash, then skin peeled off in sheets. Drug interactions missed by doctor & pharmacist: https://t.co/TBI6…

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Scientists find dangerous hidden drug interactions

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.
Feb 11, 2016

RT @chicagotribune: Special report: Tribune works with scientists to uncover dangerous drug interactions trib.in/20Xd0VB pic.twitter.com/zegWE0aFpx

Feb 11, 2016

RT @chicagotribune: Special report: Tribune works with scientists to uncover dangerous drug interactions trib.in/20Xd0VB pic.twitter.com/zegWE0aFpx

Feb 11, 2016

.@chicagotribune works with scientists to find dangerous hidden drug interactions trib.in/1Rsvsmr

Feb 11, 2016

Tribune works with scientists to find dangerous hidden drug interactions trib.in/1Rsvsmr

Feb 11, 2016

RT @chicagotribune: Special report: Tribune works with scientists to uncover dangerous drug interactions trib.in/20Xd0VB pic.twitter.com/zegWE0aFpx

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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

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.
Jan 08, 2014

Tribune watchdog: Half of Illinois doctor investigations originate in other states bit.ly/1lQnCPM

Jan 08, 2014

RT @karisaking: Tribune watchdog: Half of Illinois doctor investigations originate in other states bit.ly/1lQnCPM

Jan 08, 2014

RT @karisaking: Tribune watchdog: Half of Illinois doctor investigations originate in other states bit.ly/1lQnCPM

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.
Jun 16, 2013

For military sex assault victims, hours of interrogation by defense attorneys without their own lawyers present: expressnews.com/news/military/….

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

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.
May 25, 2013

"In Cases Of Military Sexual Assault, Victims Are Victimized Twice" good read feedproxy.google.com/~r/businessins…

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.
May 21, 2013

Assault victims struggle to transfer to other posts - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/twice-betrayed… via @mySA

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.
May 20, 2013

In the military, sex assault victims labeled as mentally ill, forced out - San Antonio Express-News mysanantonio.com/twice-betrayed… via @mySA

May 22, 2013

RT @garymartindc: In the military, sex assault victims labeled as mentally ill, forced out - San Antonio Express-News http://t.co/y7EyQifoe…

May 23, 2013

RT @shoeshine: disturbing report from @karisaking: In the military, sex assault victims labeled as mentally ill, forced out http://t.co/qkv…

May 23, 2013

RT @SenGillibrand: Eye-opening reporting by @MySA on survivors of sexual assault in the military pushed out after coming forward: http://t.…

Jun 25, 2013

In the military, sex assault victims are often labeled as mentally ill, forced out mysanantonio.com/twice-betrayed…

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Feb 12, 2016

Our latest story on the hidden epidemic of drug interactions and one woman's fight to survive. fw.to/q7rYmhc #stevensjohnson

Feb 11, 2016

RT @TribuneTrish: A sore throat, a rash, then skin peeled off in sheets. Drug interactions missed by doctor & pharmacist: https://t.co/TBI6…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @DavidJuurlink: Part 2 of @chicagotribune's drug interaction exposé is especially relevant to pharmacists fw.to/q7rYmhc by @SamRoe @karisaking

Feb 11, 2016

First, a sore throat. Then a rash. Soon, Becki's skin peeled off in sheets. Dangerous doses: trib.in/1TaiUjH pic.twitter.com/uV3Db93OmK

Feb 11, 2016

RT @hhask: .@karisaking @samroe: Prescription for harm: Dangerous drug mix leaves woman fighting for life @davidjuurlink fw.to/q7rYmhc

Feb 11, 2016

Tribune works with scientists to find dangerous hidden drug interactions trib.in/1Rsvsmr


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