Lisa Rosenbaum.

We measure a lot of things that have no worth to patients, while a lot of what sufferers do value, including our attention, remains unmeasurable. Why, Wachter asks, perform we do nothing identical in health care? In a moving passage, Wachter speaks with a renowned surgeon who once spent his evenings before surgery reading his notes on the next day’s patients. No longer. His notes have been rendered homogeneous by the tyranny of clicks and auto-populated fields uselessly.Attorney Carmen Ortiz said as she announced the arrests. Compounding pharmacies are supposed to customize medications by prescription – – for example, producing a liquid type of a drug for people who can’t swallow a pill. The federal government alleges that the employees at NECC’S suburban Boston labs understood they were producing medications in unsanitary conditions. Under the conditions in which these medicines were being produced, Ortiz said, it demonstrated severe disregard for human life. The 131-count indictment includes racketeering, mail and conspiracy fraud for manufacturing and distributing the steroid methylprednisolone, tainted with fungus. One of the compounding pharmacy’s owners, Barry Cadden, and chief pharmacist Glen Chin are billed in connection with 25 deaths and face a possible existence sentence.