Category Archives: Drugs

Pharma, FDA & “Institutional Corruption”

The FDA was founded to protect consumers from bogus medicines and other problem food and drug products. To this day, it defines it’s core mission as one of defending “public health.” But what if the proverbial fox is left to … Continue reading

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Eminently Quotable: Daniel H. Kress, MD

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Guest Post: Instead of Antibiotics…

Our thanks to Dr. Bill Glaros for letting us share this recent post from his office blog on ours… As if there were still some question about it, a pair of recent news items confirms the great American love affair … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Our Weird Faith in Pills

There’s a fascinating read in the latest Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine exploring our society’s beliefs about pharmaceutical drugs and how those beliefs can distract and detract from health and well-being. Though it sometimes gets a little “academic” – … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Funny: There’s a Drug for That

As Dr. V likes to say, drugs don’t have side effects; they have effects. So what happens in a drug-driven model of medicine?

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Drug Dealer Dials Down the Dollars

Some good news to end the week on (via ProPublica): In a major departure from industry practice, GlaxoSmithKline, the sixth-largest global drug maker, announced Tuesday that it will no longer hire doctors to promote its drugs. The company also will … Continue reading

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Follow-up: Antidepressants, Obesity & Cancer Edition

Often it happens that soon after we post on one topic or another, we stumble upon related material and think, “Damn, wish we could’ve included that in the post!” A few such item we’ve bookmarked in recent weeks: After “News … Continue reading

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