Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Hemophiliacs are accident prone!
In all the great medical research being funded by the NIH, I would love to truly determine if there is an inverse relationship between clotting time and clumsiness. We had a hemophiliac come in with hemearthrosis of the knee walk right into the wrong side of an automatic door and have to be readmitted for epistaxis. Anyway, when I look at all the major medical trials being conducted, the vast majority are outside of the US. The vast majority are privately funded trials but even those that are funded by the NIH are outside of the country. I spoke to one of our local medical research firms and asked them why. Their answer was they would be nuts to do it in the US and be exposed to all the liabilty. I think it is sad when even our governements attempts to advance medical care recognizes that it is better legally to get it out of the country. The good news is that we can call 1-BAD-Medicine toll free!