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    Consumer Reports takes a close look at chiropractors and how physicians are concerned that many may miss signs of illness that require medical care or may treat serious conditions with manipulation alone. Also looks at chiropractic pediatric care. (June 1994)
  • Crisis in Kentucky

    Doctors and most others think medical malpractice suits are a major factor behind rising health-care costs, but the Herald-Leader found that the numbers don't add up. A computer-assisted investigation found that doctors are rarely socked with multimillion dollar judgments and a small group of doctors who have lost or settled more than one malpractice claim is responsible for nearly a third of all payments during the last five years.
  • Cutting Costs - or Quality?

    The Washington Post Weekly reports that "as cost-conscious insurers transform the health care system, some experts are applauding them for bringing greater efficiency to medicine. But many patients and medical professionals...argue that the system is cutting corners as well as costs..."
  • Suffering Children and the Christian Science Church

    Atlantic Monthly reports "The unwillingness of many Christian Science parents to seek help from physicians for their critically ill chidren has led to many painful and unnecessary deaths and, increasingly, to legal actions that have become burdensome to the Church and its members.
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    Kansas City Star uncovers serious health complications, including death, arising from the use of Imitrex, the world's most popular migrane medicine. Following the publication of the stories the FDA launched an investigation and the drug's makers changed its warning to physicians on the drug's prescribed use, 1994.
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    The Los Angeles Daily News gained access to previously sealed copies of medical malpractice settlement records in the state. The series paved the way for other papers to seek more information on physicians from the medical board and to call for more disclosure, Mar. 6 - 8, 1994.
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    Discover Magazine writes an article on how physicians and government officials in France knowingly allowed at least a thousand people to recieve blood or blood products contaminated by the virus that causes AIDS, Aug. 1993.
  • Prescribed Risk

    Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.) discovers through the death of two youths from a prescribed anti-depressant drug that the Federal Drug Administration had knowledge of 80 similar deaths but hadn't informed officials; finds severe inadequacies in drug safety from physicians to government officials.
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    Scripps Howard News Service exposed massive problems in the home health care industry, including undertrained staff, kickbacks to physicians who prescribe home health care and overcharging, May - December 1993.
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    Akron Beacon Journal reveals that Medicaid, while reputed to be woefully inadequate in its payments, is a source of enormous profit for many physicians and nursing home owners; finds that state watchdog agencies ask few questions about the quality of service provided, nor do they ask how much profit is enough for health care that is heavily reliant on government subsidy, 1992.