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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
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
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?
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
As we’ve mentioned before, it’s important to keep all your health care providers aware of all medicaments you regularly take – not just pharmaceutical drugs but also things like dietary supplements and herbs. There can be negative interactions among them. … Continue reading
For more than a century, we Americans had the luxury of believing that each generation would be better off financially than the one before it. Now economists, historians, sociologists and others say this is no longer a given, that younger … Continue reading
Average number of prescription drugs filled for American youth: 4.1 Druggiest place in the US for kids: Iowa (7.1) Least druggy: Alaska (2.3) Average number of prescription drugs filled for adults: 11.9 Druggiest place in the US for adults: Kentucky (19.8) Least … Continue reading