Arthritis

MADD Report to the nation on drunk driving

two women drinking The MADD Report to the nation on Drunk Driving is out. This sobering report shows that progress has been made, yet we still have 6 people a day die from alcohol poisoning. This is why I put alcohol (ethanol) into the Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, 12 top meds for 2012.

Tuesday morning at the American Heart in LA--Niacin/Niaspan and a closer look at AIM HIGH

cat by flower Taking a closer look at the most basic things can often lead to valuable results. Think about this cat and the flower. A closer look gives you something you want to see versus what could have been a confusing picture on a patio. Research is sometimes like that.

Some powerful Extended Release and Long Acting pain medicines get a risk plan from the FDA

Risk and a new language and plan for Extended release and long acting opioid medicines-What on earth does this mean? Language in medicines is always complicated. The FDA has approved a REMS for 12 important pain medicines and it’s important to understand what this means. The medicines that come under this FDA Risk Evaluation and Mediation Strategy include:

 

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