Widespread off-label drug prescription raises safety concerns
This ties in with the following threads:
Following up on http://www.coping-with-epilepsy.com/forums/f22/pharmaceutical-profits-come-before-consumer-wellness-819/ and http://www.coping-with-epilepsy.com/forums/f23/doctors-not-immune-sales-pitches-716/ comes the natural extension from CNN...
Don't become a victim of medical marketing
unsure if i'm in the right part of the house.
however my query is to do with medicinal marketing...
why are there alternate names (eg. 'epilim' and 'depakote') used for valpro?
is it just two separate manufacturers? and does that mean they have slightly different additives?
I am watching a wonderful speech by Dr Denis Cortese, Mayo Clinic, President & CEO on C-span tonight.
He speaks with truth and a voice of intelligence.
I think he might be one to watch for the answer to our healthcare system...
Tell the FDA what you think about drug ads
Fed up with TV ads that sell you the “good news” about prescription drugs but gloss over the shortcomings? Do these drugs actually work? And how common are those side effects?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon decide whether these TV...
Snorting a Brain Chemical Could Replace Sleep
In what sounds like a dream for millions of tired coffee drinkers, Darpa-funded scientists might have found a drug that will eliminate sleepiness.
A nasal spray containing a naturally occurring brain hormone called orexin A reversed the effects of...
what do you think? please try your best to disprove with evidence and ideas such paranoia for it helps some people.
[delusion] perhaps the drug companies know far more about the brain than they let on and the drugs are all made not only addictive but so that if we are immune to the addiction...
Pharmaceutical profits come before consumer wellness
If you have a long, drawn-out, incurable but treatable disease, it's unfortunate for you but great for pharmaceutical companies. While you're suffering indefinitely, you're also buying expensive pharmaceutical drugs to make the disease...
This is an interesting article although I doubt many here will find it entirely surprising:
http*//www.contracostatimes.com/mld/ohio/news/14359884.htm?source=rss&channel=ohio_news - Doctors not immune to sales pitches
Hi, I frequently visit the healingwell.com "bipolar"board.
I've had lots of ppl say that bipolar/manic depression are definately connected.
A lot of times bipolar/manic depression/clinical depression and/or ADD can be triggered by epilepsy or the anti-convulsive meds.
Some of the symptoms...