“The death of an autistic man last summer after he was restrained by guards at a Queens Village mental health facility has been ruled a homicide by the city Medical Examiner.
“Rasheen Rose, 33, was a patient at the Bernard Fineson Developmental Center when he was restrained by guards there on Aug. 12, Rose’s family said.
“Shaniece Luke, 38, the victim’s sister, said the family is set to file two wrongful death lawsuits — one against the state and one against the guards.
“’I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else because they’re helpless,’ she said of patients there. ‘He was a nice, kind person. I would have never thought this would happen. He shouldn’t be dead.’”So many autistic children will eventually be living in public facilities as adults. Families will have to trust that their relatives are being treated well. This is a frightening story.
“Vaccines sometimes work wonderfully in a modern laboratory with great facilities and healthy patients (or parents of patients) who can follow all directions, but.....
“Does it work in places with no modern health-care facilities?
“Does it work in places with no electricity or sporadic power?
“Does it work without refrigeration (see electricity above)?
“Does it work in places without clean water?
“Does it work if the dosing regime is complex, perhaps requiring numerous returns visits to clinics that are many miles away on foot?
“Does it work when many of those things conspire to make patients less healthy?
“All of those are the challenges for vaccine developers and the people who earnestly try to deliver good medicine in difficult environments.
“And often those two groups don't see costs in the same way.
“To that end - and to build its pharmaceutical business in the growing but increasingly complex and competitive Indian market - drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said it struck a deal with India’s Biological E Ltd., to develop a six-in-one drug to combat several ailments, including polio, in developing nations.
“GSK is based in London, but has several facilities in and around Philadelphia.”
Unfortunately, no matter which email I use, none work. I couldn’t post a comment. I’d like to ask: HEY PHILLLY INQUIRER, WHY ISN’T SAFETY A CONSIDERATION IN ALL THE QUESTIONS?