FALLS CHURCH – Leading healthcare headlines gathered by the library research staff at Noblis Health Innovation for Tuesday, Oct. 5. Click on the underlined item for the actual link to the story:
- Hospitals find new ways to cut down on infections: Maryland’s hospitals have already endeavored to get more doctors to wash their hands, and now they are moving onto another means of passing infection. The hospitals are joining a nationwide initiative to eliminate bloodstream infections.
- Side effects may include lawsuits: Antipsychotic drugs are the top-selling pharmaceuticals in America. But with the surge in use has come an increase in questions – and lawsuits – about aggressive marketing and the scientific soundness of drug companies’ studies.
- Indiana U., health IT get centered: Indian University’s Bloomington campus is creating a new center to investigate “vexing ethical, legal and social issues” that are emerging alongside information technology that is transforming health care.