Monthly Archives: August 2014

Questions Raised Over Data Cited in Approval of Painkiller

The Wall Street Journal reports that some are questioning whether the FDA relied on inflated numbers of people suffering from chronic pain to justify its move to approve the opioid painkiller Zohydro (hydrocodone bitartrate). The piece notes that FDA chief Margaret Hamburg … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplement Recalled Over Presence of Cholesterol Medicine

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Doctor’s Best, which makes vitamin supplements, is “recalling more than 7,300 bottles of its ‘Best Red Yeast Rice’” product after FDA tests found it contained cholesterol-lowering medication lovastatin. The paper noted that the supplement, “marketed for heart … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Your Parents to Seek Out Better Living Arrangements

When you were young, your parents always took care of you, and now the time has come to return the favor. Attending to their needs may involve driving them to the shops, doing their spring cleaning and encouraging them to … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson’s disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson’s by funding promising scientific research while supporting people … Continue reading

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Patient and Family Engagement—Informed Consent

This good information comes from Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H. First, there must be a mandate for health care providers to include patients and their family members or significant others as partners in the decision making process. There is no one … Continue reading

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Featured Link — SeniorAdvisor.com

SeniorAdvisor is a site that provides information on senior communities. Using this site, people can locate senior housing and communities closest to Dallas with several sorting options like distance, ratings, and different accommodations. Each listing includes user reviews and photos, too. … Continue reading

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America’s Growing Hospice Crisis

Here are excerpts from a troubling article in the Huffington Post about hospice care and the lack of government inspections. The U.S. hospice industry is booming. Government data shows that in 2014, nearly half of all Medicare patients who die will do … Continue reading

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FDA Says Testosterone Products Can Cause Blood Clots

NBC Nightly News broadcast that the FDA has “issued a new warning about the risk of life-threatening side effects from” prescription testosterone treatments. The Boston Globe reported that the agency “has told manufacturers of” these products “that they need to add a warning … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability Cuts: How Future Generations Will Be Affected

Social Security policies have been in constant flux almost since their creation. The first SS laws were passed under Roosevelt’s New Deal and the first changes were made only four years later. Cuts, tweaks, and rearrangements to the process of … Continue reading

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Seven Reasons to Push a Lawsuit After Being in an Accident

An individual who is injured in an accident because of the negligence of someone else needs to seriously consider the prospect of filing a lawsuit against the negligent individual. In fact, seven fundamental reasons exist for a person to pursue … Continue reading

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