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<p>This weekend, Sept. 13 and 14, Sound Medicine, the award-winning weekly public radio program hosted by Barbara Lewis, will discuss hospital errors, a possible new brain injury treatment and “mystery shopper” patients.</p>

This Week on Sound Medicine — Sept. 14

Indiana Health Commissioner Judith Monroe, M.D. will join Sound Medicine to discuss what can be learned from the latest report on hospital errors.

David Flockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief of clinical pharmacology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will explain a new “black box” warning the popular antibiotic, Cipro now carries. Cipro has been linked to cases of tendinitis and tendon rupture.

Richard Borgens, Ph.D., director of the Center for Paralysis Research at Purdue University, will discuss a new polymer gel which could lead to a treatment for some head injuries. The gel might help repair ruptured brain cell membranes.

Brooke Billingsly, vice president of Perception Strategies for the American Medical Association, will discuss a proposal to endorse the use of “mystery shopper” patients to test the quality of services within hospitals and health-care facilities. The risks and benefits of bringing a consumer-oriented approach to medical care will be reviewed.

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Sound Medicine is underwritten by Clarian Health and IU Medical Group. Jeremy Shere’s “Check-Up” is underwritten by IUPUI.