Starting in pharmacy school, significant social pressures encourage pharmacists to be positive about pills and downplay diet and lifestyle.
In light of the serious questions about the safety of many pharmaceuticals, why do doctors prescribe drugs so freely? Here are 10 reasons.
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.