Sierra Nevada is a popular brand of domestic bottled beer. Consumers in Ohio have been enjoying a variety of beers from this company for years without issue. Unfortunately for those who enjoy Sierra Nevada beers, the company issued a recall for eight brands of their bottled brews.
The recent tragedy is still unfolding that involved a Cessna 525 Citation carrying the pilot and five passengers. All were family members and friends and the plane presumably crashed into Lake Erie shortly after taking off from Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland during a spate of inclement winter weather. Authorities have now turned the focus from a rescue to a recovery, however, as debris continues to wash onto shore on the waves.
Recently I read a study about deaths caused by medical errors. The report brought to mind other studies I've read about the effects of "tort reform" on healthcare and I couldn't help but wonder how these studies fit together.
A recent study suggests surgery patients should be less afraid of the knife and more afraid of what's inside the syringe.
The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication error as "Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures and systems, including prescribing, order communication, product labeling, packaging and nomenclature, compounding, dispensing, distribution, administration, education, monitoring and use."