Georgian residents who get into car crashes have a chance of suffering from a brain injury. Depending on what caused that injury and how severe it is, you could find your health and overall quality of life impacted for weeks, months, or even years to come.
Hospitals and medical clinics in Georgia are just as susceptible to medication errors are those throughout the rest of the country. A medication error occurs when a patient is given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a medication by a medical professional. Because patients often rely on pharmacists, doctors and nurses to provide the correct medication, they may not know to watch for a problem.
It's the responsibility of all motorists in Georgia to ensure the safety of all who share the road. This entails following traffic laws, driving the speed limit, and limiting distractions in your vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains the dangers of distracted driving and what you can do to prevent a serious accident from occurring.
Patents and pharmacy benefit managers are part of the reason diabetes medication prices keep going up. Almost everyone seems to agree that prescription drug prices are too high. On Monday, House Democrats announced they have begun an investigation into the pricing practices of the pharmaceutical industry. This came less than a week after Democratic leaders unveiled a multi-pronged legislative effort to reduce drug prices. For his part, President Donald Trump last year introduced his plan to deal with what he called the "unfair practices" of the drug companies. The cost of prescription medication can be burdensome to even people who take drugs occasionally or for short periods of time. The impact, however, can unrelenting for people with diabetes who must take medication every day to keep their disease in check. Here's a look at two of the drugs that can break the bank for people with diabetes and how these medications got to be so expensive.
Breast cancer is an all too common issue that women of every age in Georgia deal with. Regardless of family history, all women should undergo screening for breast cancer at some point in their lives. According to the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition, breast cancer affects more women than any other type of cancer with 1 million who have yet to be diagnosed and 2.3 million who have been. While a diagnosis can be devastating and life-changing, are there times when a medical professional may misdiagnose the condition? The simple answer is yes.
We are just as committed to making medicines affordable as we are to discovering the treatments and cures that give hope to patients and researchers alike. So that one day, these medical breakthroughs realize their full potential: the ability to save, extend and improve life. For all of us. Read More.