A new study challenges the justification drug companies make for why they charge so much for medications. For cancer drugs especially. The cost of drugs is way higher in the US than other countries. Reuters reports on average cancer drugs in the US are three times what they cost in the UK – which…Read more
You can’t beat a good medical history. [caption id="attachment_2415" align="alignnone" width="555"] The Doctor Needs to Know the History[/caption] At the risk of pontificating, this was a lesson reinforced by visiting local neurologist, D. P., and him telling me how the history he took from patient John lead him to the conclusion that the orthopedic…Read more
One of the high points of a recent trip to New Orleans (and that is a city where high points are the norm) was a visit to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. In the course of a theatrical and hilarious presentation about the murky past of medicine in this city that is a blend of…Read more
The insane rise in the cost of prescription drugs.