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  • Buyer Beware!: Practicing Caution with Pharmaceutical Ads

    If you spend any time watching your favorite televised programs or leafing through a popular magazine, you may be surprised by the increased number of pharmaceutical advertisements targeted at consumers with chronic conditions. The ''patients'' are generally smiling and engaged in lively outdoor activities. They appear to be fully involved in life ...
    Posted to The Nurse Card (Weblog) on November 8, 2016
  • Identity Theft: Who’s Got Your Number?

    In the wake of the massive data breach at retail giant Target, nurses likely will find patients expressing concerns about identity theft and the safety of their healthcare information.   The threat is real. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 5% of identity theft victims report medical fraud.  In response, FTC in ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on January 21, 2014
  • Prescription Drugs: A ‘Perfect Storm' That Almost Became a Killer

    My mother, despite her 92 years of age, maintains the mind of a brilliant, life-loving 30-year-old. Unfortunately, her physical self never sipped from the fountain of youth. Her sight has dimmed, her mobility is nil, and she's done battle with cancer, gall bladder disease, vertigo, hypertension, insomnia and muscular and joint ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses (Weblog) on October 29, 2009