And We Wonder Why Patients Get Confused…

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How often have we heard people lament about the inherent contradictions in cancer research? How often do people throw up their arms and say “I don’t know what to believe anymore”. Too many people harbour the feeling that whatever some study shows today will be contradicted by a study published next month and so on and so on. What too many folks fail to appreciate is that this is actually science and research working as …

     

How Hard is it to Accurately Fill an IV Bag with Chemotherapy Drugs?

This story has been quite the front page news for a couple of days in Ontario and the rest of Canada as it came to light that over 1000 patients at 5 Canadian hospitals were UNDER-dosed with their chemotherapy drugs due to the IV bags apparently being overfilled with saline by the manufacturer and therefore being diluted. While bad, this is better than the opposite – having an overdose. Still my surmise is that there …