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The Problem With Medical Device Approvals

January 16, 2018
The Problem With Medical Device Approvals

MedShadow doesn’t often cover medical devices, but I’ll make an exception to point out this article about Stephen Tower’s experience with an artificial hip. This is a must-read for anyone who has or anticipates getting an artificial hip or knee — or any other body part.

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Restasis: When Advertising Outweighs Research – and Common Sense

January 9, 2018

The research shows that Restasis has such a small beneficial effect that every country except the US rejected it. What’s wrong with us that we pay billions for crap meds?

Black-ish Hits a Sour Note When It Comes to Diabetes

January 2, 2018

Do you like the TV show black-ish? I do. It’s funny, and the acting is outstanding. But even better, every week the show uses its immense platform to educate the public on race issues. I admire the show and look forward to watching it.

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Attacking AA as Irrational? That’s Irrational

December 19, 2017

Addiction is on everyone’s minds these days, whether alcohol, opioid, street drug or other substance. In our land of plenty, we have turned into a society that too often indulges to the point of self-harm. Public debate is raised about who is to blame and how to treat it. The federal government has opened an investigation into
fraudulent addiction centers, and The Atlantic, normally a magazine I find home to insightful, nuanced reporting, has decided to attack Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

A Nurse’s Eye View of the Emergency Room & Some Tips from an ER Doc

December 12, 2017

When you go to the ER, it can be one of the worst days of your life. It’s good to know that you are meeting top professionals when you get there.

Listen Up! 3 Hits and 1 Loser in the Podcast World

December 5, 2017

What does a drug-safety obsessed person do when driving 6 hours in a weekend? Podcasts. I don’t drive very often because I live in NYC. But about 2x a month I have to drive or take the train for whatever reason. I’ve been hearing great things about podcasts, so over Continue Reading →

The Need to Pee – Tips and Tricks for Men

November 21, 2017

It’s a fact that as men age, the prostate enlarges, and that causes frequent, sometimes painful urination. But you don’t have to reach for a pill or submit to surgery. Small behavior changes can help you cope with — and maybe minimize — the amount of peeing.

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