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MEDICINE AND RX

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...

Hospital ‘Inappropriately Accessed’ Floyd’s Medical Records: Lawyer

Sep 9, 2020 New York Post – Multiple employees at the hospital where George Floyd was pronounced dead inappropriately accessed his medical records, according to the family’s lawyer. Attorney Antonio Romanucci told KARE 11 the Minneapolis hospital, Hennepin Healthcare, sent a letter to the family alerting them of the data breaches, which occurred over the last 30 days. Romanucci said the family is considering suing the hospital, fearing the breaches could have played into an attempt to...

We’re Not Ready For Widespread Vaccination

"It also will be crucial to educate people about the benefits of vaccination." Liz Szabo, Sep 2, 2020 | Kaiser Health News – Millions of Americans are counting on a COVID-19 vaccine to curb the global pandemic and return life to normal. While one or more options could be available toward the end of this year or early next, the path to delivering vaccines to 330 million people remains unclear for the local health officials expected to carry...

Bill Gates, 5G, ‘Plandemic’: Hoaxes That Make Doctors’ Jobs Harder

"The report quantifies the reach of so-called superspreaders of health misinformation and disinformation on Facebook ... which package pseudoscience as credible, believable news. These include false claims that 5G technology is harmful to human health and that certain types of vaccines have never been tested." ‘But I Saw It on Facebook’: Hoaxes Are Making Doctors’ Jobs Harder OPINION – By Seema Yasmin and Craig Spencer Dr. Yasmin is the author of “Viral B.S.: Medical Myths and Why...

China Rolls Out Forced Medicine Policy

"The government is resorting to draconian measures to combat the coronavirus, including physically locking residents in homes, imposing quarantines of more than 40 days and arresting those who do not comply." In China's Xinjiang, forced medication accompanies lockdown Aug 31, 2020 By DAKE KANG Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — When police arrested the middle-aged Uighur woman at the height of China's coronavirus outbreak, she was crammed into a cell with dozens of other women in a detention...

Flu, Pneumonia Vaccines May Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

 "Vaccines are strongly associated with lower prevalence of dementia." July 30, 2020 Next Avenue – With vaccines top of mind at the White House and across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic, two studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020, shed new light on how vaccines for flu and pneumonia may lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The first study, conducted at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in...

‘MyPillow Guy’ COVID-19 Cure ‘Would Definitely End Up Killing People’

"That would definitely end up killing people." |  'Dangerous Oleander Extract Not a COVID-19 Cure' |  PLUS: Mike Lindell, Phoenix Biotechnology Push Back |  Aug 18, 2020 MedPage Today – An unusual and highly toxic compound is making headlines after President Trump reportedly supported it in a conversation in the Oval Office. Axios reports that Trump voiced support for oleandrin, a botanical made from the poisonous oleander plant, during a July meeting attended by MyPillow.com founder and CEO Mike Lindell...

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