pain management

Hospital knew of problems and patients kept dying

Three patients died after receiving excessive doses of pain medication at Mount Carmel Health System hospitals -- after officials had been alerted to potential problems with one of their doctors, the Ohio hospital system said Thursday.

Ukrainian cancer patients denied pain relie

When his brain cancer pain became unbearable, Vlad Zhukovsky pleaded for a stronger dose of painkiller, but the doctors refused, citing Ukrainian health regulations. Unable to withstand the agony, he tried to jump out of a hospital window, but a fellow patient held him back.