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From the 7/23 Show – Same Story – Different Era – “Safe as Prescribed” Remains a Killer

I recently read a spectacular book called On Speed – The Many Lives of Amphetamine by Professor Nicolas Rasmussen http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2583643-on-speed     It reminded me of another spectacular book I reviewed last year by Professor Christopher Lane – Shyness, How Normal Behavior … Continue reading

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From the 5/21 Show – Pharma and Your Emotions

Past blogs have shared with you the diabolical marketing from the Pharmaceutical companies that has created millions of people not being able to start their day without a drug to prevent a sickening withdrawal.  I repeatedly have written and said … Continue reading

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From the 3/12 Show – FDA User Fees and Protecting the Fox

In 1992, Congress created the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).  The intent was to collect additional revenue from the drug companies (Pharma) for the FDA to obtain additional staff to help expedite the approval process for pharmaceuticals.  It can … Continue reading

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From the 3/5 Show – Pharma and Compassion – A Dangerous Combination

America is a benevolent country to be proud of.  According to USA Today, Americans reported $217 billion dollars to charitable causes. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/26/charitable-giving-increased-slightly/1728027/  This is in addition to the estimated 56% of the federal budget allocated for Unemployment, Medicare, Medicaid, Social … Continue reading

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From the 12/11 Show – The FDA is Brilliant – Zohydro Meeting for the Gullible

The radio show remains highly critical of the FDA.  Since the introduction of OxyContin, tens of thousands have died with the prescription narcotics in their bodies and an estimated millions have become addicted.  Millions are facing certain painful withdrawal if … Continue reading

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