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Medicine Safety Tips form The Care Partners Project

This is a post from The Care Partner Project - a great organization that looks out for patients:, The World Health Organization is focused on medication safety this year. Why? Common medication mix-ups cause thousands of deaths every year in the US, alone! Let's keep you and your family safe! Keep these tips in mind.…
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New Alzheimer’s Medicine: Trick or Treat?

This was my latest column for the Free Lance-Star on Sunday June 27th. The FDA’s approval of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s Disease has prompted a lot of hope. But also prompted three members of the FDA’s advisory committee to resign. Will the New Medicine Stop This?  Aducanumab, marketed by Biogen and Eisai by…
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Are Pharmacy Benefit Managers Increasing the Cost of Your Medicines?

You’re probably sick of reading about COVID-19, and all the ways it can stress you out. So instead let me bring to your attention a different healthcare issue for you to fret about.  An issue that epitomizes the way healthcare is being taken over by business entities, whose priority is to make money, more than…
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Renaming Palliative Care – We Need to Change Our Attitude to Dying

This great comment form the Washington Post was forwarded to me by the co-manager of the end-of-life group we are running. It makes the point that we not only need to think differently about palliative care, but about dying. The Washington Post 9/8/2020 Health Perspective In pandemic era, the term palliative care is even more…
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