NOT Thinking Differently

Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012

Of course, all those drugs cost a lot of money for consumers, while generating mega-profits for Big Pharma. They’re one reason why “health care” costs so much – and perhaps one reason why our lives are shorter than many of those who spend less. Between the cost of treatment and the tough economy, dependence on […]


Look at the Drugs

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

  And as if our society weren’t besotted enough, just think: A new voyage into “chemical space”…has concluded that scientists have synthesized barely one tenth of 1 percent of the potential medicines that could be made. The report, in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, estimates that the actual number of these so-called “small molecules” could […]


Stat!: How’s That New Disclosure Policy Working for You, DSM-V Task Force?

Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2012

Via Wikipedia The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) published by the American Psychiatric Association provides a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. It is used in the United States and in varying degrees around the world, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical […]


Pill Life, with Artifacts

Posted on Monday, March 19th, 2012

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the windowexcept that the birds might eat them. – Martin H. Fischer Or artists might use them in their work: We ran across these recently while browsing Flickr – images from a large artwork depicting “the life histories of a man and woman, illustrated by the […]


Questioning the Quo: One Pharmacist’s Tale

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

  Though we don’t agree with everything in the article below – recently distributed by the “Orthomolecular Medicine News Service” – it’s a good read that that offers some insight to the pressures that pharmacists (and others) are under to perpetuate medicine that, at best, helps “manage” illness and at worst generates more illness: Confessions […]


How Stress Triggers Immune System, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2012

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System (USA Today) Shedding some light on why stress might be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of your immune system ramp up when you get into personal conflicts with others. It’s not clear how this effect of stress may make you sick, but the activated […]


Health: An “Active & Deliberate Creation”

Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Last week, to absolutely no one’s surprise, cooking show personality Paula Deen announced that, yes, she has type 2 diabetes. And what made her decide to go public now, three years after her diagnosis? As she told USA Today, “I felt like I had nothing to offer anybody other than the announcement. I wasn’t armed […]


Raw Veggies’ Impact on Genes, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2011

Eating Your Greens Can Change the Effect of Your Genes on Heart Disease, Say Researchers (MedicalXpress) A long-held mantra suggests that you can’t change your family, the genes they pass on, or the effect of these genes. Now, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at McMaster and McGill universities, is attacking that belief. […]


Stat!: Why Drug Deaths Keep Rising

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011

Number of Americans killed in traffic accidents in 2009: 36,284 Number who died from drugs: 37,485 Frequency of drug-related deaths: 1 every 14 minutes   And which drugs are driving this increase? (Hint: It’s not stuff stuff like crank, crack or smack.) Most are popular prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, many of which have become […]



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