U.S. healthcare most expensive and worst performing in a new international ranking

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The origin of the phrase “You get what you pay for” – the origin of that phrase is sometimes attributed to the fashion mogul Aldo Gucci, who said, “The bitterness of low quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded.” But Americans get neither quality nor affordability when it comes to healthcare.

 

 

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Quality lapses at big drug manufacturing plants lead to shortages and danger

The Ben Venue facility in Bedford, Ohio has spent more than $300 million to upgrade the plant.

Quality lapses as big drug companies show that contamination and shoddy practices go well beyond the loosely regulated compounding pharmacies that have attracted attention because of their link to an outbreak of meningitis..

Weevils have been found floating in vials of heparin as well as morphine cartridges that contain up to twice the labeled dose. There are manufacturing plants with rusty tools, mold in production areas and — in one memorable case — a barrel of urine.

 

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Complaints About Airline Performance Jumped 28 percent Last Year

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AirTran is No. 1 in airline quality study.

Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality released Monday, knocking the previous leader – Hawaiian Airlines – into second place. Regional air carrier American Eagle ranked last in the study, which is based on Department of Transportation data.

 

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Young Children With High-Quality Daycare See Lasting Benefits

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Children in high-quality childcare scored slightly higher on measures of academic and cognitive achievement years later as teenagers.

Parents worried about putting very young children into daycare got some reassuring answers on Friday — children who have high-quality care see academic benefits lasting into high school.

 

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In The Business World Nice Guys Finish First, Study Shows

In The Business World Nice Guys Finish First According To Study 

Nice guys finish first in the business world 

When it comes to leading a team tasked with developing new products and bringing them to market, new research from North Carolina State University shows that being nice and playing well with others gives you a very real competitive advantage. One new study shows that project managers can get much better performance from their team when they treat team members with honesty, kindness and respect. A second study shows that product development teams can reap significant quality and cost benefits from socializing with people who work for their suppliers.

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EQM – The Erectile Quality Monitor

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Below the Belt Quality Control

You may think you have a powerful erection, but how do you know? The Erectile Quality Monitor is here to help.

Here are the instructions.

Once you obtain an erection via your stimuli of choice, simply place the head of the penis against the pressure sensor of the device and apply pressure towards the body for a count of 5 seconds or until the penis inflects (bends)…

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Eco-friendly Designer Lightbulbs

Eco-friendly Designer Lightbulbs 

 New bulbs are called Plumen

Now that we’re moving on from traditional lightbulbs to more eco-friendly designs, designers have much more freedom with what they do with light. Design house Hulger is tackling light bulbs as their next big object, using the twisting tubes as pieces of functional art that you won’t want to hide behind a shade.

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