Doctors and safety advocates have targeted many causes of patient harm — such as bungled prescriptions, excessive imaging scans and wrong-site surgeries — but have given little attention to an equally common cause: making the wrong diagnosis.
Such positive attention is the envy of midsize cities across America. So how did Duluth do it? City leaders started long, long ago with careful plans, lots of patience and, most recently, loud cheerleading.
The FDA’s long-awaited approval of Addyi, a drug promising to recharge waning sex drive in some women, has led to happy-dance sightings, grouchy doomsayer warnings about side effects and the usual misinformation about the act in general.