Category Archive: Pharmaceutical Drugs

Feb 11 2015

Chicken Little, Wishful Thinking and the 24 Hour News Cycle


One frightening and frustrating trend we’ve seen since the 24-hour news cycle became a reality (meaning – since we have all gotten used to, and expect, to get our news updated at anytime, day or night, everywhere) – credibility has taken a nose dive. We want to think we can count on the “facts” as …

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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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Jun 08 2011

Is It Safe to Purchase Prescription Drugs Online?


(as published in the Syracuse Post Standard, June 7, 2011) One question I’m asked frequently is whether it’s safe to purchase prescription drugs on the Internet. Whether you like the convenience or hope to save money by purchasing online, the short answer is “Sure! Go for it!” But that’s followed by some cautionary advice, too. …

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Jan 07 2010

Conspiracy Theorists and Flu Vaccines – Pick Another Battle Please


A couple of weeks ago I posted a flu vaccine commentary and poll after listening to Dr. Dean Edell on the radio. He was talking about people who refuse to get vaccinated. He made the comment that vaccines have been proven effective for decades, and he’s tired of trying to defend them. That if people …

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Apr 03 2009

We’re Looking for You!

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Paying for healthcare is getting more and more difficult, whether it’s affording insurance premiums, paying for expensive drug prescriptions or managing without coverage at all.  And there’s no sign that it will get any easier anytime soon, as we all know too well. I’ve been contacted by a TV news network to help recruit two …

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