Archive for Pharmaceutical Drugs

Dad — an Empowered Patient Sets a Fine Example

…. and today is his 81st birthday. When people ask me how and why I began doing patient advocacy and empowerment work, I first tell them about my misdiagnosis, and then I tell them it’s because I learned how to be an empowered patient from my dad. Since beginning his battle with cancer in 1986 […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Healthcare Quality, Media, Medical Errors / Mistakes / Misdiagnosis, Patient Advocacy, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs

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Overcoming the Doctor-Patient War of Words

I seem to have hit a nerve with my post about Dr. Steve Cole’s editorial published a few days ago. Dr. Cole asserted that the reason healthcare costs are going up is because doctors have learned to milk the system in ways related to how they order tests, prescribe meds and other tasks which allow […]

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Posted in: Doctor Communication, Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Media, Patient Empowerment, Patient Tools, Pharmaceutical Drugs, Politics and Medicine, Self Help

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Yanking the Cure Rug Out From Under Lymphoma Patients

In the continuing saga of two “miracle” drugs for those who suffer from non-Hodgkins lymphomas… the fifth most common cancer…. I told you six months ago about Bexxar and Zevalin, the two drugs which can treat non-Hodgkins lymphoma but were not being promoted by oncologists in private practice because they cannot, by law, administer it. […]

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Posted in: Health /Medical Consumerism, Health Insurance, Healthcare Quality, Hospitals, Patient Empowerment, Pharmaceutical Drugs

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