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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing the various statistics regarding medical errors. Citing a CDC statistic that nearly 100,000 patients die every year from these mistakes. Contending that if that many people died each year in the airline industry no one would ever fly.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning doctors who take money from big pharma. Outlining a specific California doctor who since 2009 has gotten $224,000 from five major drug companies for speaking, consulting, travel and meals. In the same time frame hundreds of other California doctors received over $241 million. While nationwide doctors got $2 billion from 15 companies.
- Jimmy calls with an update on his mother who is a type 2 diabetic struggling to keep her blood pressure under control.
- Diane's cousin has been diagnosed with fibroid tumors.
- Umberto has questions concerning his nine year old son who has MD (muscular dystrophy).
- Felicia has a friend recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.
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