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Does Your Medication Actually Work?

Medication Effectiveness Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up To Be Many of the medications we’re prescribed have a reasonable probability of not working for the problem for which they’re being prescribed. According to a senior physician executive with GlaxoSmithKline…  “The vast majority of drugs – more than 90% – only work in 30 or 50 percent […]

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Can You Say No to Your Doctor?

“Thanks, Doc, But No Thanks” I’ve recently had opportunity to decline medications recommended to me by two different doctors. Doing so once didn’t set off any triggers, but after the second time it occurred to me that maybe I ought to write something about it. How often do we get to practice what we preach, […]

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There’s An “I” in Risk – Minding Your Medications

Welcome to Pharmageddon – Proceed At Your Own Risk I wrote about the dangers of over-medication last year (see “Medication Madness“). That post’s sub-title was “Has Healthcare in America Reached Pharmageddon?”. I recommend you click the link and look that post over along with what follows. Whether we’re truly experiencing Pharmageddon in America is something […]

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Healthcare risks from medications spelled out with word "risk" on four red blocks

Medication Madness

Has Healthcare in America Reached Pharmageddon? The term “pharmageddon” was coined by healthcare industry experts grown increasingly concerned about the dominance of medications as physicians’ primary tool for managing disease. Here’s their definition: “Pharmageddon: The prospect of a world in which medicines and medicine produce more ill-health than health, and when medical progress does more […]

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