MEDICINE AND RX

“Other Than That, It’s Fine” – Deadly Rx Side Effects

"From 2011 to mid-2017, the FDA received more than 5.4 million reports of prescription drug adverse events, including more than 1 million deaths." Oct 16, 2020 DrugWatch.com – Even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may approve a drug or medical device for use, it may still cause side effects or complications for some patients. Manufacturers, regulators and health care professionals have to weigh the benefits of a drug or device against its risks....

Vaccine FAQs, Answered By Mayo Clinic

Are vaccines safe, effective, and necessary? Answers to common questions from Mayo Clinic doctors |  Nov 30, 2020 Concerns from those who are hesitant about vaccines often fall into these categories: Can I trust the source of the recommendation? Is the vaccine effective? Is the vaccine safe? Is the vaccine needed? Are there reasonable alternatives? November 30, 2020 Mayo Clinic – Hesitance toward vaccines is common, says Dr. Robert M. Jacobson, medical director of...

New Vax Is 94.5% Effective, Says Moderna

"These are very exciting results." – Dr. Anthony Fauci | In Moderna's trial, 15,000 study participants were given a placebo shot. Over several months, 90 of them developed Covid-19 – 11 of them severe. Another 15,000 participants were given the vaccine, and only five of them developed Covid-19. None of the five became severely ill. – CNN Nov 16, 2020 Stat News – Moderna’s vaccine against Covid-19 is strongly effective, the company said Monday, building excitement...

Doctor Slams Cuomo Over Anti-Vax Remarks

Fox News  – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's statements casting doubt on a potential coronavirus vaccine because he doesn't trust President Trump is "disheartening," a doctor who has treated critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City said Saturday. Trump, speaking in the Rose Garden Friday, said the government will delay delivery of the vaccine to New York until the Democratic governor commits to distributing it "immediately." Cuomo responded by calling Trump a "bully" and expressing...

ER Doctor: Why Socialized Medicine Would Be A Disaster

Candidate Joe Biden promised to restore, rebuild, and expand Obamacare. Now as the apparent president-elect prepares to take office, we revisit the views of an ER physician who is also a member of  Congress ...   "I'm an ER doctor, here's why socialized medicine would be a total disaster for America"  By Dr. Mark Green, United States Congressman | July 11, 2019 I’m an emergency room physician, a cancer survivor, the father of a cancer survivor, and founder...

Urinating Pastor Was Drunk, On Ambien: Report

Pastor accused of urinating on woman on plane was on Ambien, had BAC of .17 ROMULUS, Mich. (FOX 2) - A North Carolina pastor has been ticketed for a charge of simple assault after authorities said he relieved himself on a sleeping woman in the backseat of a Delta plane as she returned to Detroit from Las Vegas. Daniel Chalmers has been identified as the pastor police say is responsible for urinating on the sleeping woman...

One-Third Of Older Adults Are Given The WRONG Meds

“De-prescribing is currently at an early stage in the U.S. Further work is needed to implement interventions that target unnecessary and inappropriate medications in older adults. ” – David Jacobs, assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 34% of older adults in the U.S. are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, raising health care costs by hundreds per patient Research finds these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs, and nearly twice...

New COVID 19 Blood Test Could Save Lives

“The Dublin-Boston score is easily calculated and can be applied to all hospitalized Covid-19 patients.”  Oct 16, 2020 SciTechDaily – Scientists have developed, for the first time, a score that can accurately predict which patients will develop a severe form of Covid-19. The study, led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is published in The Lancet’s translational research journal EBioMedicine. The measurement, called the Dublin-Boston score, is designed to enable clinicians to make...

Big Problem With Yelp Doctor Reviews

"Doctors engage with you and have a direct effect on your life, health, and your mortality. This is much different than your relationship with a local restaurant, barber, or laundromat. Leaving this decision up to online reviews may not lead to the health outcome you desire." Sep 22, 2020 Medifind – Today’s consumers consult internet reviews to make a lot of decisions. From buying cars and bikes to finding the best local restaurant or hair...

New Drug Promises “Rapid Recovery From Respiratory Failure”

"Overall, 81% of RLF-100™-treated patients survived beyond 60 days, compared to 17% of control patients." Oct 13, 2020 GENEVA and RADNOR, PA, PRNewswire – RELIEF THERAPEUTICS Holding AG and NeuroRx, Inc., today announced topline results from 45 patients assessed in an open-label prospective study where 21 patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with critical COVID-19 and respiratory failure were treated with RLF-100™(aviptadil) and compared to 24 control patients treated in the same setting. All...

US Doctors Outsource Your Private Medical Data To India

“Conversations with your doctor can be intimate. I don’t like other people listening in.” While 30 million Americans collect unemployment, remote workers in India listen in on medical appointments and take notes for US doctors Sarah Kwon, Kaiser Health News  October 1, 2020 Podiatrist Dr. Mark Lewis greets his first patient of the morning in his suburban Seattle exam room and points to a tiny video camera mounted on the right rim of his glasses. “This is my scribe,...

Trump Receiving Remdesivir, Zinc

Oct 3, 2020 Washington Post – The president is receiving remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has shown modest benefits for some people, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and has “completed his first dose and is resting comfortably,” according to a late Friday statement from his physician. Remdesivir was developed in partnership with government agencies and at least $70 million from U.S. taxpayers. For doctors and researchers, clinical studies have reinforced questions about the effectiveness of...

Who Keeps Putting Russian Drugs In US Supplements?

Sep 23, 2020 Inverse.com – THE PACKAGING OF SO-CALLED "BRAIN BOOSTING" SUPPLEMENTS typically promises buyers exciting results like mental clarity, enhanced creativity, and a razor sharp memory. What you actually get inside of that bottle, is likely to be something quite different. For instance, it might include a drug licensed in Russia to treat traumatic brain injuries, or one used to treat stroke complications in Europe, according to new research. An analysis published Wednesday in Neurology: Clinical...

Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinic ‘Dry Run’ Starts Tuesday

“It came really handy,” David Heaton, Southwest Utah Public Health Department on using a “shootout” dry run to prepare for a pandemic vaccination.  Is this the model for mass vaccination while maintaining social distance? Test starts Tuesday in Utah Sep 18, 2020 ST. GEORGE — A large round-up to give people flu vaccinations at the fairgrounds at Washington County Regional Park will be a test run for how a COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed en masse when...

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