31 Aug '15, 11pm

Such a tragedy, one that could have been prevented:

Such a tragedy, one that could have been prevented:

As the first anniversary of Jason Simcakoski’s passing approaches, an inspector general’s report faults a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital for the accidental overdose of the Marine Corps veteran. The outrage of Simcakoski’s death has sparked legislation aimed at strengthening guidelines for prescribing painkillers. His parents, widow and daughter watched as a Senate committee weighed an overhaul bill, sponsored by a Wisconsin senator, designed to curb overdose deaths at Wisconsin’s Tomah VA and other medical centers across the country. It was a crucial first step for the legislation, though many hurdles remain and its future is uncertain. The inspector general’s report revealed that Jason Simcakoski’s death in August, 2014 was a reaction to a toxic mix of at least 12 prescribed drugs. It also faulted VA staff for the chaotic resuscitation response, and failing to have t...

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Hitchhiking robot’s journey comes to a tragic end

Hitchhiking robot’s journey comes to a tragic end

electronicproducts.com 29 Aug '15, 8pm

HitchBOT, the robot who hitchhiked around Europe and Canada, was violently found dead in Philadelphia. HitchBOT, a robot t...