Food Poisoning: Is the FDA killing us one bite at a time?

“I never ever in a million years thought that I would go organic but, our food industry is similar to the tobacco industry in terms of both the harm they do to our health and the manner in which the FDA has turned a blind eye . . . What can you expect when senior … Continue reading

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Topiramate: A Jack Of All Trade Drug, But Effective Treatment For None?

As you already know, there is no shortage of newsworthy information that crosses my virtual (and even physical) desk on a daily basis.  When combined with my undeniably insatiable curiosity, this usually means that I could spend 25 hours a day and 8 days per week writing, or on the radio talking with a notable … Continue reading

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Avandia Scandal Could Almost Turn a Republican Into a Democrat

As I put pen to paper (sorry my age is showing) . . . keystroke to screen, regarding the recent buzz surrounding the FDA’s decision to restrict access to the controversial diabetes drug Avandia, I inadvertently found myself on the liberal side of the street relative to growing suspicion and cynicism about motives in the … Continue reading

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AstraZeneca $520 Million Settlement Underlines the Greed Over Good Mentality Within the Pharmaceutical Industry

Talk about a story having legs, in a December 2009 post titled “Antipsychotic Prescriptions . . . for Children: Is the Medicaid Story Today’s Version of Go Ask Alice?” I  wrote about the startling revelation that the prescription of anti psychotic drugs to children between the ages of 3 and 17 was at an all time … Continue reading

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Antipsychotic Prescriptions . . . for Children: Is the Medicaid Story Today’s Version of Go Ask Alice?

“They say it’s impossible to stop now, Evelyn Torres, 48, of the Bronx, said of her son’s use of antipsychotics since he received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder at age 3.  Seven years later, the boy is now also afflicted with weight and heart problems. But Ms.  Torres credits Medicaid for making the boy’s mental … Continue reading

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