Blog Posts in October, 2012

  • Pumpkin patch splat

    || 24-Oct-2012

    Autumn is in the air! The leaves are changing color, there is a crispness in the air, and it is time for apple cider and pumpkin patches. Going out to a pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island has become an annual tradition for many families, but not for Debra Goolsby. Goolsby visited The Pumpkin Patch, a Sauvie Island patch owned by Bob and Kari Egger, in October of 2010. The patch offers rides to the ...
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  • Compounding problems

    || 19-Oct-2012

    So that compounding pharmacy that has been linked to the tainted steroids that have sickened more than 250 people and killed some 20 with fungal meningitis? It seems they have a license to do business here in Oregon, but they have been under investigation by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy before the steroid issue even arose. The Board had been looking into allegations that the pharmacy, New England ...
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  • Back pain and meningitis don't mix

    || 8-Oct-2012

    When you get prescription medication, whether it is from your pharmacy or administered by your doctor, you trust that it is safe and will cure or help whatever ails you. Well, perhaps thousands of people are probably pretty bummed out right now if they got steroid injections for back pain this year between July and September. The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts distributed steroid ...
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  • Lots of pain and lots of pills

    || 3-Oct-2012

    I don’t know what it is about some doctors being pill happy, but there’s a doctor in Des Moines, Iowa, who seems to be just that. Dr. Daniel Baldi has been sued for medical malpractice a number of times for overprescribing pain medication. A fifth lawsuit against him was recently filed by the family of a 39-year-old who died of an overdose of oxycodone. Three other patients of Baldi ...
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