Category Archives: Pharmaceuticals

Homeopathy and Pharmacology–health foods and supplements rules

Believe it or not, in this regulated world junk remedies have not been regulated very well.

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A Look At Overdiagnosis

The term “overdiagnosis” came into vogue in 2011, with the publication of best seller Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, by MDs H. Gilbert Welch, Lisa Schwartz, and Steve Woloshin. As lead author Welch explains in his introduction: “While the term sounds like it means simply ‘excessive diagnosis,’ it actually has a more precise meaning. Overdiagnosis occurs when individuals are diagnosed with conditions that will never cause symptoms or death.”

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NYT times spews babble on pain meds. Josh Bloom provides a different view

Sure people can overdose on opiods–like oxycontin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone. Some people use too much Tylenol or aspirin. Is it an epidemic–I always get leery when I hear crisis or epidemic being used to describe a problem then the report is of a “cluster” or even just a story.

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Would You Trust A Doctor Who Got Kickbacks To Prescribe Your Drugs?

I’m thinking, “Maybe not.” Yet, this sort of unethical practice goes on all the time. According to physician/activist Roy Poses, MD, there were at least four significant settlements of such cases during the last half of 2014 alone. And, by January 9th of our new year, another high profile case has already been settled. Officially, it is known as U.S. ex rel. Fragoules v. Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-10420 (D. Mass.).

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Antibiotic development is always important

No question that a new antibiotic may be very beneficial–we always are fighting new resistance problems.

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Here we go–diabetes, type II, is overdiagnosed and over treated?

I do not deny that diabetes is a serious problem.

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Review of Ebola research and treatment developments

Hemorrhagic fevers are bad boys–killers, so even if the recent outbreak never got here, research on what to do is important and may lead to other developments that are beneficial.

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