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About justgngr

the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night


No matter what measures are taken, doctors will sometimes falter, and it isn’t reasonable to ask that we achieve perfection.  What is reasonable is to ask that we never cease to aim for it. Advertisements

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I know I’m late to the game, but I’m finally reading Atul Gawande’s 2002 book Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science.  I’m about a quarter of the way through the book, and it’s obvious where much of the … Continue reading

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Drug makers and generics

Drugmakers Master Rolling Out Their Own Generics To Stifle Competition Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News When PDL BioPharma’s $40 million blood-pressure medicine faced the threat of a generic rival this year, the company pulled … Continue reading

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Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Yesterday, Virginia became the latest state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. What changed? The 2017 statewide elections which broke GOP control of the Virginia legislature and governorship. Votes matter – and in some cases your well-being depends … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be free.

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Case of the Mondays

We all know that person…

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Happy Nurses’ Week

To all the nurses out there – hope you have a great week!

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