Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 26 2012

Who’s Really a Patient? Skewed Opinions Result from Inside Information


That seems like a fairly simple question, don’t you think?  Who really is a patient? But the answer is actually more complex than you might realize. Among the possibilities: 1.  anyone who has ever accessed medical care is a patient – which includes everyone, no matter what their relationship is to the healthcare system (so, …

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Feb 16 2012

Why Rob a Bank When You Can Make More Money by Counterfeiting Drugs?

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Want to make millions of dollars quickly while risking only a few months in prison if (and that’s a big IF) you’re caught?  It’s not difficult at all. Just set yourself up as a distributor of counterfeit drugs in the United States. This week’s announcement by the FDA that a counterfeit version of Avastin, a …

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Feb 02 2012

10 Patient Empowerment Tips to Post on Your Refrigerator Door


The information center in many homes is the refrigerator door.  From family photos, to postcards to magnets from pizza shops, to phone numbers and kids’ artwork – the important ephemera of our lives can be found on refrigerator doors. So today I thought I would share some advice that is worth cutting out and sticking …

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