If a painkiller is the first thing you reach for when you come down with a cold, you may be making your cold worse. Research in England shows that one of the most common pills people take for a cold may worsen viral respiratory infections.
The developed world has seen an immense increase in the use of antidepressant drugs as prescriptions for nonessential, quality-of-life medications continue to fly out of physicians’ hands. A new report raises “concerns about [the] appropriateness” of overprescribing these types of medications.
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Nov. 8. “This is what keeps me up at night,” Tanya Case told me earlier this week. Case is executive director of the Oklahoma Temporary High Risk Pool, funded by the federal government to sell insurance to people denied coverage by private health insurers. […]
Unless you embrace some serious measures to make sure you are taking care of your health, you may find yourself in a serious medical situation. As soon as Obamacare takes effect, this program, along with a number of other factors, may make it much harder to visit a doctor.
This article, written by senior resident fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute Mark Thornton, was originally published by Mises on Oct. 24. I recently experienced severe pain in my feet, particularly in the big toes. In my imagination it felt like my feet had been run over by a truck and that several of […]
Emails obtained through a public records request reveal how Big Pharma, supposed independent researchers and the Food and Drug Administration are involved in a pay-for-play scheme involving drug trials and research.
The emails show that a scientific panel that shaped FDA policy for testing the safety and effectiveness of painkillers required $25,000 fees from drug manufacturers to attend the panel’s meetings. The panel, led by two academics, provided advice to the FDA on how to weigh evidence from clinical trials.
Credit Michelle Obama for promoting water consumption, but she must be criticized for not going far enough.
Everyone, seniors especially, should drink more water and less sugar- and high fructose corn syrup-laden beverages. That’s because these beverages are acidic and HFCS is responsible for a majority of the obesity and poor health of Americans.
Democracies kill covertly and overtly. They carry out mass murder in many ways. For the purpose of this discussion, we look at how the medical establishment in American democracy kills millions of people. The American government makes constant war on the people covertly.
The Internal Revenue Service theft squad issued its final rules on the Obamacare individual mandate Tuesday. They reveal that the whole thing is a bait and switch to benefit a few crony corporations and transfer wealth from the people, as we have told you from the beginning.
The President’s healthcare overhaul is not just scary for reasons related to its roots in establishment medicine. It is also fraught with little nuggets showing that the whole system as designed is a huge fiasco. And it probably is the biggest fraud perpetrated on the American people since Social Security.