Inter Alia on the Internet
I’m mostly over this cold/flu/whatever, except for lingering troubles in my right ear. Which is really aggravating because I’ve just discovered a band called The Boxer Rebellion that I’d like to be able to listen to with more clarity. Thanks to whoever suggested the neti pot, btw.
- Even though we’re the number one builder and user of medical device implants, we don’t have a national database to verify the devices are safe and effective. What are American doctors to do? Check foreign databases, of course.
- I did not know that the American Medical Association used to be segregated. Nor did I know there was a higher percentage of black doctors when it was segregated that today.
- Walter is looking for guest bloggers at Overlawyered. I applied a couple of years ago and got a very polite rejection email. Oh well, there’s still a ton of content about me at Overlawyered.
- Tortdeform contributor Eric Turkewitz has a nice op-ed about medical malpractice in a New York paper. His suggestion? Maybe doctors should discipline the four percent of doctors that make up half of all malpractice claims.
- Seems like Jack Bauer had more influence on our torture policies than the Constitution. Interesting tidbit about me: I’ve read the Constitution more than once but have never watched even one episode of 24. No wonder I haven’t been tapped for a job in this administration’s DOJ.
- Professor Childs notes the release of a list of pharmaceutical experts who haven’t taken money from the pharmaceutical industry. Predictably, Ted and the “Preemption Twins” are combing the list for those doctors who took plaintiff’s lawyer money.
- Daniel Solove at Concurring Opinions posts some Youtube videos explaining what to do if you’re questioned by the police. In a nutshell: Shut your mouth.
- Build a Solo Practice turned me onto a cool web site that lets you send “self-destructing” one-time notes over the Internet.
- Will Merck & Schering-Plough be indicted for their ENHANCE shenanigans? My money is on no.