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Dead Doctors Don't Lie Program 29 July 2008

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Monologue

Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a study that found deaths from medication errors at home increased 700%.  These errors are caused mostly from interactions between drugs and other drugs or alcohol.  Of course the medical community is blaming this on the patients.

Pearls of Wisdom

Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning a government study.  The study found that preventable medical errors resulted in a 10% death rate within 90 days of surgery.  These preventable errors cost employers medical plans 1.5 billion dollars in one year between 2001 and 2002.

Callers

  • Ed has questions concerning several people the first concerns a friend diagnosed with spinal stenosis.  Next he has questions regarding grandchildren with cystic fibrosis.  Finally he has questions concerning his own diagnosis of bladder cancer.
  • Elaine has several health challenges including lymphocytic leukemia, fibromylagia, gall bladder removal and depression.
  • Velma's daughter is experiencing neck pain from a pinched nerve.

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