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Games Pharmaceutical Companies Play: Part 1 (Viewed: 3951)
Posted by Dale Peterson on May 26, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

On February 17, 2011, U.S. Marshalls, acting under an order issued by the Food and Drug Association (FDA), seized all supplies of an ear solution called Auralgan. Their worth was estimated at $16.5 million. The reason? Because Auralgan had been deemed :: continue

Know Thy Physician (Viewed: 3354)
Posted by Dale Peterson on January 1, 2011 @ 11:11 am

In August of 2010, the physician-targeted website Medscape surveyed 10,000 physicians regarding their ethical positions. The conclusions were that physicians try to do what they believe is right, but those beliefs vary widely. Many physicians no longer :: continue

Longevity Tips (Viewed: 3467)
Posted by Dale Peterson on November 19, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

Some interesting reports on the subject of living longer:One study that will excite chocolate lovers is a Swedish report that eating chocolate 1 to 3 times per month cut the risk of developing heart failure by 26% and eating 1 or 2 servings per week cut :: continue

Are You Aware of the Traffic Offense DUID? (Viewed: 2889)
Posted by Dale Peterson on November 13, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

I learnedrecently that 47 states are placing greater emphasis upon identifying and charging drivers with DUID (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs). The only states not participating are Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia.If a driver is stopped because :: continue

Do Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risks? (Viewed: 3708)
Posted by Dale Peterson on November 11, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

I received several questions this week about an article published in the British Medical Journal suggesting that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart attacks. While I am not impressed by the techniques used by the authors to evaluate the risk :: continue

Do ARBs Cause Cancer? (Viewed: 9270)
Posted by Dale Peterson on November 4, 2010 @ 9:00 am

In June the British medical journal Lancet published an article that suggested that a group of drugs used to treat high blood pressure increase the risk of developing cancer. The drugs are called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). Those currently available :: continue

California Pertussis Outbreak (Viewed: 3030)
Posted by Dale Peterson on October 28, 2010 @ 3:50 pm

Theoutbreak of pertussis (whooping cough) in California continues to make news. Department of Health officials are blaming this on a lack of adequate pertussis immunization among adults and are pushing for adult pertussis vaccinations. I have several :: continue

Caution: Walnuts Are Not Safe (Viewed: 3520)
Posted by Dale Peterson on August 9, 2010 @ 11:25 am

May 3rd 2010 - On February 22, 2010 a letter was sent to Michael Mendes, President of the Diamond Food Company of Stockton, California, warning him that the walnuts the company was selling had been declared a "new and unapproved drug" by the FDA. Had :: continue

H1N1 Vaccine (Viewed: 3063)
Posted by Dale Peterson on August 9, 2010 @ 11:23 am

October 2nd 2009 - I am quite certain that you have been receiving many messages about the H1N1 virus and the vaccination campaign. I have reviewed the information that is currently available and have come to the following conclusions.A great deal of :: continue

The Swine Flu that Isn't (Viewed: 3244)
Posted by Dale Peterson on August 9, 2010 @ 11:22 am

May 1st 2009 - The World Organization for Animal Health states that the current H1N1 influenza virus that is being referred to as the Mexican Swine Flu has never been isolated from pigs. That is hardly surprising, as the initial cases were reported from :: continue

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