Last weekend I finally watched a film that has been sitting in my Netflix queue for some time. American Addict, produced by a physician, Gregory Smith, MD, is a well-made, informative and compelling documentary about America’s drug culture.
I don’t mean dope and crack and methamphetamine. I’m talking about the overuse and abuse of prescription drugs—pain pills, sleeping pills, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and stimulants.… read on
When I buy a product on Amazon or Ebay, I like to read the reviews, see how many stars a product or seller rates. Did the product arrive on time and in good condition? Is the product as the seller described? Did the product work as expected?
A high rating, indicating customer satisfaction, should be a good thing, right?
The Ohio outbreak, like ongoing outbreaks in California and elsewhere, has been linked to unvaccinated travelers bringing the measles virus back from countries where the disease remains common. In Ohio, all of
I’ve talked about it before: Health care costs are crazy high; the cost of insurance is increasing to meet those costs; and more patients than ever are being harmed by the treatment that is supposed to help them.
The overuse of medical care is directly responsible, and increased patient (consumer) awareness is needed to help turn this trend around.
I don’t know how James McCormack, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, finds time to produce these videos, but I’m a big fan. His latest is “Bohemian Polypharmacy” – a parody of Queen’s classic song “Bohemian Rhapsody”