Thousands of children experience out-of-hospital medication errors each year; Online physician rating database launches today;

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> Sixty-three thousand children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012, according to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers in a study published in Pediatrics. One child is affected every eight minutes, usually by a well-meaning parent or caregiver unintentionally committing a medication error, researchers found. Study abstract

>The first comprehensive physician rating and comparison database launches today in time for open enrollment on federal and state health exchanges, as well as for many employer-provided plans, USA Today reports. Article

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> Medicare Advantage plans are frequently lauded for providing high-quality insurance coverage. And they're widely popular among Medicare-eligible consumers. But there's a dark side to these plans as well, according to FierceHealthPayer's Dina Overland. Article

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> A bill to create a prescription database to deter doctor shopping and prevent overdoses is headed for the Pennsylvania governor's desk after passing both houses of the state General Assembly last week.Article 

And Finally… An easy mistake to make. Article

 

 

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