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Adverse drug reactions rise sharply, study says

The number of serious adverse events and deaths attributed to prescription medications has nearly tripled since the Food and Drug Administration initiated a system in 1998 to make it easier to report significant side effects, researchers said today.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Deal struck on EMT reviews

Legislators and key players in California's emergency medical services world hammered out a deal Friday to require rescuers to undergo mandatory criminal background checks.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ex-Employee Who Reported D.C. Fire/EMS Sex Scandal Arrested

Metropolitan Police yesterday arrested a former D.C. firefighter who, sources said, told investigators about a sex ring being operated by fire department employees.

Posted Monday, September 10, 2007

Sick 9/11 Responders Still Coming Forward

Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of first responders and workers who are ill and are seeking monitoring and treatment continues to rise, a trend that surprises the medical professionals caring for them.

Posted Monday, September 10, 2007

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Missouri EMT Terminated Over Photos

MissouriEMT Chris Drennan was fired after photographs he posted on the Internet of an actual collision resulted in a firestorm of controversy.

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007

Bill would tighten medical alert service rules

A draft of legislation intended to create government oversight of medical alert services says providers should request emergency help immediately if a subscriber fails to respond to voice-to-voice communication or face hefty fines for injuries.

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2007

Sleepy Hollow EMTs at odds with police chief over stun-gun case

SLEEPY HOLLOW - Police Chief Jimmy Warren did not wait for a paramedic to evaluate a 16-year-old who was shocked with a stun gun before deciding the boy did not require further medical treatment.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

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Use of Fire/EMS Property and Personnel for Private Interest

One crew of San Diego firefighters/EMTs has now filed EEOC complaints and intend to file suit against the city for sending them to participate in the city s gay pride parade while on duty. The crew alleges they were forced to participate in the parade, which exposed them to sexual harassment.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007

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Use of Fire/EMS Property and Personnel for Private Interest

One crew of San Diego firefighters/EMTs has now filed EEOC complaints and intend to file suit against the city for sending them to participate in the city s gay pride parade while on duty. The crew alleges they were forced to participate in the parade, which exposed them to sexual harassment.

Posted Thursday, August 23, 2007


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