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Electronic Records – Rx Errors

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

The rate of doctors selecting the incorrect dosage for prescription medications has been increasing as the rate of electronic health records (EHRs) grows. So be alert when you receive your meds from the pharmacy. 

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Cost of Drugs Could be Reduced

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

From the Governing journal:  “A year after calling proposals allowing Americans to import cheaper drugs from Canada a “gimmick,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the federal government is “open for business” on such a strategy. Secretary Azar announced a preliminary plan Wednesday, July 31st, to allow Americans to import certain lower-cost drugs… Read More »

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Beware of Cyberattacks

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

 The New York Times  reports, “Big banks like Capital One, the victim of a recent attack that captured the personal information of over 100 million people, are a target for digital troublemakers. … A single weak spot is all savvy hackers need. And they often find them. Already this year, there have been 3,494 successful… Read More »

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The Illinois Better Government Association reports

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

When Illinois’ income tax rate jumped a record 67% earlier this decade, critics warned it would drive away the wealthy who invest in businesses and jobs. Instead, IRS data show, the better off flourished. Similar arguments are now being raised by opponents of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s push for a new and steeper tax hike… Read More »

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New Illinois Transportation Budget to Benefit Illinois Bicyclists

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

July 1, 2019 is a notable day in the history of transportation in Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that puts $45 billion toward state construction projects. Within that $45 billion is $50 million annually toward projects for pedestrians and bicyclists. This is a massive victory by the Active Transportation Alliance,… Read More »

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Various Factors’ in Illinois Prison Population Decline

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

While the state’s prison population has fallen roughly 20% since February 2013, the reason can be attributed to such factors as local police and prosecutors, as well as shifting policies at the legislature and department of corrections, according to NPR Illinois. “[T]he idea that there’s a single state policy that guides prison utilization isn’t… Read More »

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Hot Weather Injury Risks for Nursing Home Patients

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

Even for residents who are sedentary, spending time outdoors or being active indoors in small amounts can help decrease recovery times and promote independence. However, during the summer months when temperatures sometimes skyrocket into the dangerous digits, elderly who travel outdoors or are without the appropriate indoor cooling areas can become especially at risk… Read More »

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China RX: What you don’t know can hurt you

By Wm Faber Ltd. |

Millions of Americans are taking prescription drugs made in China and don’t know it–and pharmaceutical companies are not eager to tell them. The current system of drug supply and manufacturing creates a national security risk. Several decades ago, penicillin, vitamin C, and many other prescription and over-the-counter products were manufactured in the United States…. Read More »

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