Editorial: October 2007

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For decades the FDA has been telling everyone—physicians, pharmacists and patients—that generic drugs are just as good as their brand name counterparts. According to the feds there’s no need to worry about quality control just because a generic medicine costs... (Read More)
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Once upon a time you could buy just about anything at the neighborhood drug store. “Doc,” as the pharmacist was called a century ago, could dispense medications like marijuana or opium. The neighborhood pharmacist was frequently consulted about a range... (Read More)
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Does anyone like prescription drug ads on TV? We've taken several informal, unscientific polls and discovered that no one we know seems to like commercials about erectile dysfunction, overactive bladder or prostate enlargement. Most people we ask express annoyance at... (Read More)
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Messing with Mother Nature sometimes leads to unintended consequences. This is especially true when it comes to your body. Drug companies are quite adept at developing medications that make us feel better. They often have a harder time dealing with... (Read More)
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Americans love to plug and play. Reading instructions takes time and is incompatible with our fast paced life.Does anyone bother to read the instruction booklet that comes with a cell phone? Most people just want to hit the buttons and... (Read More)