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  • 'Critically Ill' author Frederick Southwick on what ails our healthcare system

    'Critically Ill' author Frederick Southwick on what ails our healthcare system
    Mary Southwick was 34 when she developed pain on the bottom of one foot. After seeing a neurologist who said she had a nerve injury caused by dancing, she developed thrombophlebitis and was admitted to the hospital. An intern underdosed her heparin (blood thinner), and she suffered a large blood clot in a lung. This was soon followed by a heart attack, then respiratory failure, renal failure and shock.
  • Quaids recall twins' drug overdose

    Quaids recall twins' drug overdose
    Before actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections. "Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...

    State cites safety drug lapses at Cedars-Sinai

    State cites safety drug lapses at Cedars-Sinai
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's handling of high-risk drugs placed its pediatric patients in immediate jeopardy of harm, the state said Wednesday in its response to an overdose involving the newborn twins of actor Dennis Quaid. In a 20-page report, the...

    Hospital drug errors far from uncommon

    Hospital drug errors far from uncommon
    The case of actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins, who were reportedly given 1,000 times the intended dosage of a blood thinner at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, underscores one of the biggest problems facing the healthcare industry: medication errors. At...

    Possible heparin problems detected

    Testing has turned up possible irregularities in some samples of a blood thinner linked to several deaths and hundreds of life-threatening reactions, a spokeswoman for Baxter Healthcare Corp. said Thursday. The disclosure comes amid mounting questions...