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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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The COVID-19 Surveillance We Are Ignoring

Sometimes you hear of a brilliant idea and are thinking “why isn’t everyone jumping on this?” A Smart Thermometer to Detect COVID-19 Early When it’s an idea that could have a major impact on the spread of COVID-19, it’s even more frustrating that the powers-that-be aren’t implementing. I am talking about the Kinsa Health atypical…
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