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Subcommittee Chairman Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

More action needed on adverse events in nursing homes, outpatient settings, expert tells Senators

Nursing homes and other non-hospital providers largely have been overlooked in efforts to improve patient safety, and this needs to change, an expert told a Senate panel Thursday. Today, “little is known” about the “distinct safety issues” in nursing homes and other non-hospital settings, said Tejal Gandhi, M.D., MPH, president of the National Patient Safety Foundation and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

New contact lens can deliver glaucoma medication for a month

A contact lens that can deliver glaucoma medication may signal a new era for treatment of the eye disease. Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a lens that can deliver large amounts of latanoprost, which is a common glaucoma treatment drug.

Gary Tetz

No rockets’ red (or blue) glare

Like sitting in a tub of hot cocoa on the shore of an enchanted mountain lake while listening to a choir of violin-wielding angels. That’s about how it felt to spend some quality time last week at the LeadingAge conference in Denver.

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