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Medicare Case a Win For Patients
With Chronic, Debilitating Conditions, Disabilities

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Tweet Patients on Medicare with chronic conditions and disabilities will no longer have to show improvement to get skilled care and therapy services, according to a proposed settlement of a class action suit, Jimmo v. Sebelius. The settlement clarifies the … Continue reading

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Inattention to Drug Safety in the Elderly
Leaves Generations At Risk

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Tweet This post originally appeared in a slightly different form in Scientific American’s guest blog on June 30, 2011. My frail, 92-year-old mother was prescribed 80 mg of the cholesterol-lowering drug, or statin, simvastatin (Zocor) for years, possibly decades. She … Continue reading

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