Editorial: December 2010

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Q. My mother-in-law has a Jacuzzi bathtub that she really enjoys and uses several times per week. She has had several urinary tract infections. Could the Jacuzzi be the cause of these infections? I am also concerned that if there... (Read More)
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Violence is as American as apple pie. Just think of the shoot-out at the OK Corral. Vicious video games, action movies and ultimate fighting are all extremely popular. What happens when violence is a side effect of a medication? Most... (Read More)
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What can we learn from the Darvon debacle? The popular prescription pain killer propoxyphene has been sold since 1957. At one time the names Darvon and Darvocet were household names. They were perceived as really powerful analgesics. Even though the... (Read More)
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Americans are lackadaisical about medication dosing. This is especially true for over-the-counter medications, which are widely perceived as safe at any dose. Take pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen, for example. It is estimated that more than 20 million Americans... (Read More)
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In the United States most law-abiding citizens don't run red lights. They know that the traffic rules are there to protect everyone from accidents. There's also the fear factor. If a policeman catches you going through an intersection against the... (Read More)