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  • Prescription for Death.

    WRC investigates deaths, serious injuries and lifelong disabilities that occur when people take a combination of medications. They looked at patient, doctor and pharmacy mistakes. They showed undereducated, untrained and sloppy doctors who are dealing in a profit making business the cuts corners and is prone to mistakes.
  • Disabled in the line of duty?

    Detroit News reports that special pensions were granted to officers claiming physical or mental disabilities when the city of Detroit was suffering from a police shortage; the pensions weren't funded from the city's well-endowed pension fund--taxpayers picked up the costs.
  • Prescription for Death

    WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) looks at what happens when drugs are prescribed or filled in deadly combinations; discovers a large number of deaths, lifelong disabilities, and hospitalizations due to the wrong mix of medications--particularly in children and elderly patients; finds physicians undereducated in pharmacology, Feb. 20 - 23, 1989.
  • Where There's a Will, There's a Way

    WTVF-TV (Nashville) looks at mentally disabled World War II veterans being discharged from VA hospitals into community care facilities; finds the veterans are sometimes taken advantage of by caretakers; some have died leaving large estates to caretakers.