CATEGORY: FDA – Regulatory


Top 10 Big Ideas – How To Detox From Sugar

We now know that Fat is not the thing we should be most concerned about in our diets, it is sugar. We want to express our appreciation to Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D. as we are using much of his research[...]
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A Focus On The Benefits Of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Do we focus more on the risk or benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy? We recently attended a Medical Conference at the 2017 AMMG conference in Tucson, Az.  While there we participated in a discussion presented by Dr. Gary Donovitz who posed[...]
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You Better Get Healthy, Because Illness Costs Too Much!

How do insurance and pharmaceutical companies decide what to charge for prescription drugs? How do insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies make the decisions they make? How do they decide which medicines to provide and what to charge for them?  How[...]
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A Discussion of Drug Expiration Dating

Are drug expiration dates really accurate, or our we just throwing away perfectly good medicine? Federal and State Regulations determine the expiration of a drug. After the expiration date the drugs cannot be returned to the manufacturer and they cannot[...]
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How the Government Wastes Money on Medical Research

Ten proposals that should be employed to reduce or eliminate this wasteful government spending. Years ago a United States Senator named William Proxmire from Delaware used to host an awards event he called the Golden Fleece Award. It was an[...]
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Discussion of the Role of Doulas in the Childbirth Process

What is a Doula? Discussing the boundaries between Doulas and doctors during pregnancy and childbirth. Doulas - non-medical birth support The definition and job description of a doula is: a non-medical person who assists a woman before during and after[...]
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Botox – Off Label use of Drugs by Physicians and the FDA

Botox, Like Testosterone is a truly amazing drug that is mostly used off label to cure problems that don't have a medical solution. “The off-label use of Botox, like that of any FDA approved drug, is legal in the United[...]
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Thoughts on Changing the Healthcare System

The cost of medical training is an investment that may not provide you with a good return. As Congress and the Nation turn to a consideration of what to do about Obamacare, I am writing to offer several things for[...]
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Your Insurance Company Plays Doctor – Without a License

I know in the state of Missouri, the insurers have no license to practice medicine, but they do anyway and we as a community let them. Yesterday I spent the day writing letters to insurance companies to try to get[...]
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Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

We are looking today at data from Medical Schools reporting women students have experienced the same kinds of abuse and harassment being reported in most social systems.   In today’s Healthcast we are looking at the issue of power within[...]
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