Month: January 2013

    Pursuit of profits may lead to abuse and fraud

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    The proliferation of for-profit nursing homes in New Jersey may offer residents a safe and stable living environment. However, there is a dark side to these homes. Unfortunately, the very…

    European swine flu vaccine linked to narcolepsy cases

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    With the flu outbreak intensifying in the northeast, more people are seeking vaccinations. This is normally a safe and predictable ritual of winter. However, this year’s flu shots could lead…

    FDA requires reduction of zolpidem in sleep aids

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    Prescriptions of sleep aids have exploded in the last decade, with nearly 60 million being given in 2011. Sleeping pills have become so popular that stories of Ambien based antics…

    Changes coming to nursing home accreditation standards

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    As competition between nursing homes intensifies, it is common for facilities look for ways to differentiate themselves. A new accreditation program may help New Jersey nursing homes achieve their goals…

    What we hope not to see in 2013

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    With 2012 in the books, we start our latest post by wishing our readers a happy and prosperous New Year. With that said, we look back on pharmaceutical issues  that…