October 11, 2018

You recently retired after 15 years as head of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project. What led you to focus your career in patient safety? I took a long road to patient safety but it was actually a fairly natural development. My work with the Safe Patient Project allowed me to …

August 18, 2018
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Phase 3 Vaccine for Clostridium Difficile (C. diff) Aug. 16, 2018 [BioPharmaDive] Pfizer is entering phase 3 clinical trials for a Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection vaccine; the trial will last more than three years and enroll 16,000 participants. Read full article here Bezlotoxumab for Prevention of Recurrent Clostridium Difficile …

July 31, 2018
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The Frustrating Predicament of PPE Compliance July 26, 2018 [Contagion Live] A recent study published in JAMA explores how Personal Protective Equipment use is often imperfectly executed. High PPE failure rates leave some experts pushing for better environmental cleaning and good hand hygiene. But rather than planning for failure, leaning …