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Don’t write about your physician interaction online, ok? Dumb. by Drew W. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 05 Mar 2009 5:15am Some physicians are upset because anonymous patients are leaving (reckless? sniping?) comments on review sites like Angie’s List and Zagat’s.  Welcome to the internet. The response?  They’re asking patient’s to sign what amounts to a gag order (waiver form) according to this Associated Press article.  Welcome to medicine. Dumb. Really dumb. ... Read on »
Humana’s End Run to Deny Addiction Coverage by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 4:35am Humana Health Insurance recently revised their guidelines to ultimately reduce the number of scripts for Suboxone that they will cover.  I am in the process of writing the Humana Grievance Department a letter to regain coverage for a patient who was doing very well on the medication.  To provide context, last week I learned of a former pat ... Read on »
Don't Stop: The Importance of Epilepsy Treatment by EpilepsyTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm TRACY GLAUSER, MD: Seizures are electrical storms on the surface of the brain. Epilepsy is the condition of chronic, recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Seizures occur in 10 percent of the population over the course of one's life. Epilepsy occurs in 1 percent of the general population, approximately three million people in the United States. ... Read on »
Love Grapefruit? Beware Drug Interactions by CK Wilde Health Maven Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 11:04am Juicy, Sweet Ruby Grapefruit By CK Wilde for 3GenFamily Blog February is National Grapefruit Month. It is peak season for these luscious pink and ruby beauties. Our local supermarkets are offering specials on Texas grown varieties. If you haven’t tried a grapefruit in a long time, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that ... Read on »
Are You Guarding Against Drug Interactions? by CAMed .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: All medicines have side effects, and patients are generally advised about them. But what many people don't realize is that medicines can react with other things we take into our bodies, as well as with other drugs. JOHN HORN, PharmD: There are some situations when a person takes multiple medications where those medications might inter ... Read on »
Merck’s Cavalier Attitude Towards the Welfare of HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients by Nelson V. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Apr 2012 12:00am What You Don’t Know, You Can Selltagline Spring 2012< http://www. tagline/2012/spring/tagline/ 2012/spring >by Tracy SwanIn places where access to antiretroviral therapy is widespread, peopleliving with HIV are now dying from a common and curable coinfection:hepatitis C virus (HCV). HIV increases the risk for, and accel ... Read on »
Tossing the Baby Out with the Bath Water by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Mar 2013 3:00am While I was doing the online equivalent of dumpster diving this weekend, I stumbled upon a number of tweets and questions surrounding the use of medications.  On the one hand, many people write into any number of health care forums (I participate on ) and ask about possible drug-drug interactions regarding their regimen.   ... Read on »
Walgreens and UC San Francisco Trying New Pharmacy Model With Pharmacists Being More Involved With Patient Care and Paying More by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 25 Feb 2014 11:24pm This is an effort to try and help keep down re-admissions for one and the pharmacy is located on the hospital campus.  It is not one of the retail clinics that Walgreens has all over the country but rather a unique drug store.  As you can read pharmacists by law were given more authority with patient care.  A while back, the medical records sys ... Read on »
Brown Bag Review to save your health and life by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Dec 2008 11:26am A Tribune article this morning talks about a recently released study reiterating the point that drug-drug interactions are very common and can cause serious problems, particularly in “older” folks. Overall, 1 in 25 older adults risked serious drug interactions, the study found. For men ages 75 to 85, it was as high as 1 in 10. It also p ... Read on »
Silent danger: Living with a secret addiction by Bill W. Health Maven Posted Wed 29 Jan 2014 1:11pm Addictions can sneak up on you.  I embraced my alcoholism with open arms, but became addicted to prescription drugs without realizing it, and entirely because of ignorance on my part and the part of my (then) doctors.  As an example, it took 5 days to detox me from alcohol, and nearly three weeks to do so from benzodiazepines (Ativan, Xanax ... Read on »