Video: Big Bucks, Big Pharma

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

An excerpt from the new Media Education Foundation documentary Big Bucks, Big Pharma…

Stat! Nursing Home Relaxation or Sedation?

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2008

Percentage of U.S. nursing home patients on antipsychotic meds: 30 Percentage on antipsychotics at Providence Rest in the Bronx, where massage, aromatherapy and other alternative treatments are the norm: 2 to 3 Source: A Touch of Grace: Massage Therapy Aids Retired Nuns (WSJ)

Eminently Quotable: Martin H. Fischer

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2008

“Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except that the birds might eat them.” Image by incurable_hippie, via Flickr (CC)

Quick Links: Tooth Loss and Cancer; Drugged America

Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2008

Study: Over Half of Americans on Chronic Medicines (PhysOrg) Tooth Loss Linked To Esophageal, Head and Neck, and Lung Cancer (Medical News Today) Drug Marketing Shifts the Doctor-Patient Relationship (LA Times)

A Drug to De-Numb? Dumb!

Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2008

Photo by Vaprotan, via Flickr (CC) New Drug Reverses Dentists’ Anesthesia The FDA has approved OraVerse, the first drug indicated for reversing the effects of local anesthesia used by dentists. In the clinical studies, the patients who got OraVerse regained normal sensation in their lips faster than those who got the placebo. Within an hour […]

Quick Links: Plasma Needles, Drugs, Nitrates, Junk Foods

Posted on Friday, May 9th, 2008

Cold Plasma Needles for Dentists Edge Closer (New Scientist) Drugmakers Need to Rein in Ads, Hearing Told (Reuters) Psychiatry Handbook Linked to Drug Industry (NY Times) Nitrates in Vegetables Protect Against Gastric Ulcers, Study Shows (Science Daily) Top 10 Junk Foods in Disguise (Mark’s Daily Apple) How Much Sugar Do You Consume? (Diet Blog)

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