Around 20 percent of insured patients were faced with unexpected bills after surgery that should have been in-network. What's going on?
Has the soul of pharmacy been sold? Are understaffing and time pressure in the pharmacy putting patients at risk of mistakes? How can you protect yourself?
Mail order med deliveries may sit in a cold or hot mailbox for hours. That's not good. But have you thought about shipping conditions even before that?
Do you read your electronic health records? Most people don't. The really important information is likely missing unless the health system offers OpenNotes.
Studies of supplements rich in omega 3 fats have reached conflicting conclusions. The latest analysis concludes that they reduce the risk of heart disease.
Diagnostic mistakes are surprisingly common. They can lead to disability or death. A new study identifies the most common conditions that are often missed.
Health professionals have a terms for "good" patients. They are "compliant." Do you take your pills? If so, you are compliant. Reminders are big business!
Pharma has a financial incentive to convince people that many ailments are “chronic conditions" even though much is known about preventing those conditions.
The government has recently done an about-face on importing drugs from Canada. For years we were were told this is a terrible idea. Maybe now it will be OK.
How do pharmacists and the general public react to the reality of potentially very serious adverse effects? Is denial a common coping mechanism?
Some writers have raised serious questions about generic drug quality, but most pharmacists don't seem very interested in the topic. Why not?