Sunday, May 29, 2011

Misleading Headline of the Day

Found on Fox Health. A typo in the headline raises all kinds of interesting images.

Derma Sciences Foot-Wound Rug Shows Promise

Published May 27, 2011
Derma Sciences Inc said foot ulcers in 85 percent of diabetic patients healed completely after being treated with its experimental drug at the end of a 24-week trial, improving its chances of licensing the drug to potential partners.
Shares of the company, which specializes in wound-care products, jumped 25 percent to a more than three-month high of $11.65 in afternoon trade on Wednesday on Nasdaq.
The data will help the company in outlicensing ex-U.S. rights of the drug, codenamed DSC127, to a potential partner, Chief Executive Edward Quilty said in an interview.
Rodman & Renshaw analyst Michael Higgins said, "I think, the 24-week data increases Derma's negotiating power with potential collaborators."
Higgins, who has a "market outperform" rating on the stock, said he was most impressed by the drug's ability to heal wounds 13.5 week sooner than the placebo.

And  so on.....
My favorite comment echoed my thoughts. Yes! I want to read about this amazing wonder rug too!
Can we get it at Macy's. Maybe Bed Bath and Beyond?

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


 I would be very interested to hear everybody's thoughts on this situation that occurred in the UK.


 Woman Dies After Being Sent Home From Hospital Twice

Published May 10, 2011
| The Sun
A woman who died 10 minutes after arriving home from hospital for the second time in a one day was not even seen by a doctor, a coronial inquest has found.
June Owen, 63, died after visiting Stawell Hospital in the United Kingdom. 
Janice Campbell said it was shocking a doctor had not seen her mother, who was in pain and suffering breathing difficulties.
Coronial findings made by magistrate Richard Pithouse last week had left her family "confused."
"It still leaves many questions unanswered, and it contains no recommendations on changes that need to be made to prevent this happening again," Campbell said.
On the day of her death, Owen contacted Rural Ambulance Victoria four times, and was twice taken to Stawell Hospital.
She first visited the hospital at 5 p.m. January 21, 2008 with abdominal pain, and a nurse gave her two codeine pills and sent her home.
At 10.15 p.m., Owen arrived by ambulance again and a nurse phoned on-call doctor Briandha Jeremiah, who decided not to attend to examine her.
Jeremiah told the nurse to give her a Demerol injection, to relieve her pain, but the inquest heard conflicting reports on how long Owen should be monitored afterwards.  
Owen was released from hospital 40 minutes after her injection.
An autopsy found Mrs Owen, who suffered heart and lung disease, had died from an enlarged heart.
Stawell Regional Health acting chief executive Claire Letts said after Mrs Owen's death, triage, assessment and pain management policies at the hospital had been reviewed, and minor changes had been made.

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