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Bob Pack had some interesting ideas for how to improve California’s prescription drug tracking system (CURES). Most of them remain just that: interesting ideas.

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A grieving father set out to create a system that might prevent other lives from being lost at the hands of a drug-dazed driver. Ten years later, he's still waiting for the system he created to be fully realized.

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Four words a parent never wants to hear when leaving the hospital: "your baby has MRSA." What went wrong?

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What's wrong with creating a secret system for physicians to undergo addiction treatment without any impact on their licenses?

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Patients and their advocates get more tips for working with the media.

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What do patients and their families need to know before telling their stories to the media?

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A hospital's willingness to open up its MRSA case files means we know more about preventing deaths from these serious infections.

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Much of the recent focus on patient safety can credited to the health journalists who pierced the veil of silence and raised public awareness of medical errors.

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Health care has changed radically in the last decade. Yet we're still using outdated statistics on medical errors. Why?

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Patient activist Helen Haskell argues that we won't be able to prevent medical errors unless we get a better handle on just how many errors there are.

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