Rick on February 28th, 2008

MSNBC.com has a piece this morning about the Multiple Sclerosis drug Tysabri® (natalizumab). The drugmakers have issued warnings to doctors because Tysabri is causing significant liver damage to some patients who take it. In some patients the damage occurred as early as six days after beginning the treatment. MSNBC.com : Multiple sclerosis drug linked to … Read more

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Rick on February 17th, 2008

It’s Sunday.  In many cultures, this is a day of rest. Do you find it difficult to slow down and catch your breath? In the best of situations, finding time to relax can be difficult. However, even brief breaks help. This afternoon I bulk-loaded some Kodak Plus-X125 black and white film, grabbed my old Pentax … Read more

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Rick on February 13th, 2008

A bad thing happened last night. So I called the National Poison Control number 1-800-222-1222. (There is also an excellent poison control website!) A calm, friendly voice answered, “Poison Control. How can I help you?” I, a little stressed, asked quickly, “My 30-pound Cocker Spaniel just swallowed one of my wife’s 5 mg Aricept pills. … Read more

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Rick on February 5th, 2008

When you pick up medications from the pharmacy, the drugs look so nice and clean.  Certainly, medications must be manufactured with the most stringent quality controls to ensure purity.  That’s probably why they’re so expensive. Right?  And if you’re like me, the high cost of medications does have the small positive effect of helping you … Read more

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