Category Archives: Pharmaceuticals

ACE inhibitors win

I always liked ACE Inhibitors and shied away from Angiotensin Receptor Blockers because of cost.

Now I am rewarded for being parsimonious.

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Blood thinner report from the FDA

Comparing the thrombin inhibitor Pradaxa (dabigatron) to the vit K inhibitor and old standby, warfarin (Coumadin), the research results were mixed. Not impressive.

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More noise about the statins

As you know, there are those who think the statins are a little bit of a scam.

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Why no Antibiotic development?

Here’s a hint on why the R and D on antibiotics is drying up–FDA can claim some credit for the problem.

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Lipitor generating litigation–cause of type II diabetes?

The statins have some problems, they are still promoted as reducing cardiovascular event risk.

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Jenny McCarthy and RFK Jr: Ohio State Univ is calling you… Mumps outbreak

Even though we root for Ohio State’s opposition, we
still feel pity for anyone who’s listened to Jenny and RFK.
There are now over 200 confirmed cases of Mumps in
the Ohio State campus area, including Columbus, Ohio. Continue reading

Labs and viruses: nothing can go wrong, go wrong, go wrong…

It seems that a bunch of epidemics (arguably pandemics) were courtesy of… escapes from labs that were researching them/trying to produce vaccines, etc. Continue reading