By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2016 5 Comments
    How Can Orphan Drugs Be So Outrageously Expensiv…

    Everybody knows what an orphan is. But what are "orphan drugs" and why should you care? The Orphan Drug Act got its start in 1983 when Congress recognized the need to encourage pharmaceutical companie…

    By: Joe Graedon May 21, 2015 14 Comments
    Cinnamon Plus Statins Could Be Extremely Harmful…

    A Trip to the ER A woman showed up in the emergency department at the Providence Hospital and Medical Center in Southfield, Michigan "complaining of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and diarrhe…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2014 5 Comments
    Coffee Drinkers May Be Protecting Their Vision w…

    When you inhale the aroma of your morning cup of coffee, you can smile as you sip it. Researchers keep finding new health benefits associated with coffee consumption. People who drink coffee have a lo…

    By: Terry Graedon March 27, 2014 6 Comments
    Pharmaceutical Firm Queried Over High Price of H…

    A new medicine to treat hepatitis C is creating a lot of controversy because of its price tag. The maker of Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences, is planning to charge as much as $84,000 for a course of treatment…