Category Archives: Health Care Laws

Natural Selection?

     I saw a story on the news about people who cross train tracks while the lights are flashing, or the gates are down. The story went on to say that many people end up getting hit by the trains and killed because they’re not heeding the warning signs. One suburb had police watching and…

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Acetaminophen

     The FDA convened an expert panel who has decided to more heavily regulate acetaminophen which is the active ingredient in Tylenol. They voted 17 to 20 to take this action because 100 people die every year from liver damage and failure. They say that some people who overdose may be unaware that other products…

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New Rules for Doctors on Certain Narcotics

     I was always under the impression that all doctors could prescribe all drugs, and up to now this has been pretty much the case. There are some drugs that doctors have prescribed in the past without fully understanding side effects or interactions. When enough people complained and got sicker or died, the FDA would…

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FDA Asleep at the Wheel

     It used to be that I respected and listened to the FDA warnings and passing of products. Now I find them pretty much useless. They are supposed to be there to find harmful products and let the public know about them. Lately however they’ve been asleep at the wheel and it’s been contamination one…

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Hospitals Lose Lawsuit

     A lawsuit that was started six years ago ended with manyAdventist hospitals in the Chicago area on the losing end of a settlement agreement. It seems that the hospitals get a tax exemption for treating the non and under insured and the suit says they have been charging the same top rates to the…

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Michigan and Pot

      Michigan has become a battle ground over the debate concerning passing a medical pot law. Both sides are airing commercials, the side against the pot has a short ad showing a wicked looking man standing outside a “pot store” talking to small children that pass. The ad claims that after it was legalized in…

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How Backward Can China Be?

     China has decided to come up with it’s first real food safety law. How old are the Chinese people? First now they are coming up with a major food safety law? Almost 4 thousand babies have been made sick, 3 are critical and 4 have died, because middlemen added melamine to watered down milk…

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Low Blow Against Abortions

     Three states in our union already require that ultrasounds be taken and made available to the woman before her abortion. The key words here are made available. Now a fourth state of Oklahoma want to enact the same law, however they want to require that the ultrasound screen face the woman during the ultrasound…

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New Safe Haven Law In Nebraska

     Nebraska lawmakers are upset about the number of children left by parents under the new safe haven law which allows children to be left at places like a hospital when they wish to give them up. The truth is, as I understand it, is that the law was meant for infants who would be…

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Welcome to Medcare Forum!

Medcare Forum is a new weblog covering healthcare issues in the United States. We’ll be tackling the tough issues of Universal Health Care, elderly care, baby boomers, and importantly enough … how to pay for it all. MedcareForum.com is another weblog brought to you by Niner Niner – your walkie-talkie to the world. Niner Niner…

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