Category: Pharmaceutical Drugs

Mar 25 2008

Counterfeit Drugs — They May Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

You may think, like I did, that counterfeit drugs are somebody else’s problem. If they are dumb enough to order drugs from some third-world country that probably supports drug manufacturers that use only fake ingredients? Well. Caveat Emptor — that person gets what he deserves. Not my problem. I was so wrong! Turns out counterfeit …

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Mar 21 2008

Taking Your Pills — When You’re Supposed To

Last week I had the opportunity to speak before a group of pharmaceutical package designers. These are the folks who have to worry about making sure our pills, capsules, liquid medicines and others stay protected from heat, humidity, children and a host of regulations that require them to make packages that let the right people …

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Mar 13 2008

Prescription Drug Ads – Your Help Needed

What do you think of those prescription ads you see on TV, in magazines, newspapers and other places? Do you think they are helpful? Do you get frustrated because you know you can’t purchase those drugs directly anyway? Did you go to your doctor to ask about one of them? Do you think they are …

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Feb 26 2008

Jarvik’s Lipitor Commercials – Was Any of It True?

Questions began circulating about the Pfizer TV and magazine commercials for Lipitor earlier this month. You’ve seen them — Robert Jarvik, the supposed “inventor of the artificial heart” touts his use of Lipitor as his way of controlling his cholesterol levels so he won’t have a heart attack like his father did. He runs. He …

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Feb 17 2008

Quick Medical Clinics — Pros, Cons, Food for Thought

If you have one of those quick drop-in clinics down the street from you, ready for you to arrive with your sore throat, aching head, feverish child or whatever your malady-du-jour is, then you’ll want to take note of this quite excellent description of their pros and cons, brought to you by Bottom Line Health. …

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