The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Allergies

Will New Epinephrine Shot Be More Affordable?

Novartis has brought out a new epinephrine shot for emergency use in case of allergic reactions. Called Symjepi, it costs less than EpiPen.

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Allergies

Are You Highly Allergic? What To Do About EpiPen Shortage?

The FDA has just warned about an EpiPen shortage. What took the agency so long? Read a tale of woe and intrigue about a life-saving drug.

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Anaphylaxis

High Drug Prices Shielded by Soaring Lobbying Budgets

Have noticed that your copay is going up or that your insurance company demands you buy a generic drug? High drug prices are a scandal in the United States!

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Anaphylaxis

How Can Orphan Drugs Be So Outrageously Expensive?

Congress and the FDA have seemingly forgotten the reason behind orphan drugs! People with rare diseases were supposed to get new meds at affordable prices.

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Allergies

EpiPen Price Increase Outrages Americans

The EpiPen price increase has triggered a media firestorm. The CEO defends the $600 price because the system is broken and a $300 coupon solves the problem.

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Anaphylaxis

Lisinopril Side Effects Can Be Life Threatening: Beware Angioedema and ACE Inhibitors!

Lisinopril and other ACE inhibitors can cause a serious complication: angioedema. The face and neck swelling of angioedema could result in death.

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Anaphylaxis

Sting Shots Could Save a Life

Anaphylaxis

Bee-Ware Yellow Jacket Allergy

Yellow jacket allergy can be life threatening.

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Allergies

Prednisone Side Effects: Deal With The Devil?

Prednisone is a valuable medication for many serious conditions, but prednisone side effects can be serious, including sepsis and psychological reactions.

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Anaphylaxis

Mango Skin Allergy Mimics Poison Ivy

Some people have a mango skin allergy that results in an itchy rash similar to poison ivy. That is because mango skin contains urushiol, the offending agent.

Anaphylaxis

Wasp Sting Was Nearly Fatal

Wasp sting was nearly fatal and requires future actions to prevent anaphylactic reaction.