Medicine

Bill To Publicize Hospital Errors Signed Into Law

PRINCETON – A bill sponsored by Senators Joseph F. Vitale, Loretta Weinberg, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney which will require the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to publicly report certain preventable patient safety errors at New Jersey’s hospitals was signed into law this week by Gov. Corzine.

NJ Reaches Settlement With Pfizer Over Anti-Psychotic Drug

TRENTON—Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Wednesday that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement agreement with Pfizer Inc. that resolves allegations the pharmaceutical maker improperly marketed its antipsychotic drug Geodon.

Optimism Appears To Lower Women’s Risk Of Death, Heart Disease

STATE—Optimistic women have a lower risk of developing heart disease or dying from any cause compared to pessimistic women, according to research reported in “Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.”