Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing all of the medical errors that occur in the U.S. every year. Each year 5.8 million Americans are injured, killed or infected in hospitals. Additional 9.2 million are injured, killed or infected in clinics and doctor's office settings. This totals to 15 million Americans are injured, killed or infected in the U.S. and not one OSHA ticket is issued.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss two news articles concerning doctors and medical errors. The first concerns a doctor who relinquished his medical license after he was accused of writing several pain kill prescriptions to just 5 people with no explanation. Second Doug and Doc discuss an article concerning protection against wrong site, wrong side and wrong patient surgeries.
- Mary has a friend whose son's teacher recommended putting the child on Ritilin.
- Ann has questions concerning hormone therapy and skin discoloration.
- Josylin asks Dr. Wallach about endometriosis.
- Larry has questions regarding a tumor recenly diagnosed in his neck.