Dr. Wallach starts todays show discussing medical mistakes. Outlining the huge amounts of people who are harmed, injured, infected or killed each year in the medical industry.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach continue discussing medical mistakes. Specifically talking about medication errors involving children. Doug cites a recent study that found one out of every 15 hospitalized children are harmed by medication errors. In 2002 alone more that 540,000 children experienced adverse events involving drugs.
- Anna has a friend suffering from depression.
- Bob has a friend who has lost 3 children to a rare disease called "Westcott-Aldrige Syndrome".
- Gene has been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).