Scary Dairy

If you like milk it does not matter what science says; you will likely continue to drink it regardless of the harm you may be incurring.It’s also likely you will agree that any negative reports about milk is the equivalent of denigrating the American flag, apple pie, motherhood,
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On Generics Increasing Cost – I Smell a Rat

Surely you have noticed how suddenly generic drugs’ prices have gone up 5-10 times.[1] Given the history of lying and outright fraud associated with Big Pharma you and I suspect some sordid deal cooking in secretive corporate meeting rooms. Some will cynically maintain that this is ho
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Posting Calories

Soon there will be calorie counts on just about everything you consume, including concession stands at the movies. It won’t work. Sure, we all want to curve the obesity epidemic weighing down our society. But, this is an ill-conceived measure, little more than a PR move from Big
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Ebola – A Simple Integrative View

Despite previous examples of hyped-up viruses and bugs threatening to wipe put the entire human species, the media and the public yet again repeat this history, obviously having failed to learn from the past. This is not to say that Ebola is not a serious disease, but that ignoring so
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Independence Day and an apple a day: rebellion against statins spreading

The Fourth of July my hometown paper had an article on the fact that the Declaration of Independence was poorly reported at the time. A newspaper in 1776 had a small paragraph  after the classified ads. The reason why seems obvious: the Loyalists with all the money and ownership
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Mammograms: the Swiss find them full of holes, like cheese

Quotes from article published recently in the NEJM-No comments necessary Abolishing Mammography Screening Programs? A View from the Swiss Medical Board April 16, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1401875  In January 2013, the Swiss Medical Board, an independent health technology assessment i
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Women and the Caduceus

My last blog was on Hobby Lobby taking their case to the Supreme Court. HL feels it should not be forced to cover birth control pills for their employees. Apparently it is ok for HL to cover Viagra. Now the plot got sicker: HL’s 401K was found to invest in pharmaceuticals making the p
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US Supreme Court and Brith Control

Some large for-profit companies are refusing to comply with the Affordable Care Act demand that they provide Birth Control benefits for their female employees. Said companies argue that contraception is against their religious beliefs. Fair enough. Everyone is entitled to their religi
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