Check Up Archive: October, 2011

Debate on using metric vs. household measures for liquid medicine dosing

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I had some interesting responses to my blog last week about the need to go with the metric system of measurement in order to eliminate medication... Read more

My stomach is driving me crazy, and it’s getting embarrassing. What can I do about gas?

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James C. Reynolds, M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine The first thing you have to realize is that the concept of gas is very vague... Read more

I can’t wear dark shirts, because they wind up covered with white powder. Is there any help for my dandruff?

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Franziska Ringpfeil, M.D., Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, Haverford There is, but it’s not a simple answer. Dandruff, whose medical... Read more

I sweat profusely, and no deodorant seems to help. What can I do?

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George Preti, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia First off, it’s important to note that deodorant and antiperspirants... Read more

Reforming Health Care with Doctors Instead of Insurance

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Imagine a health reform plan that has nothing to do with insurance. It adds no new regulations on insurance companies, no subsidies to help... Read more

The Week's News Reinforces Some Points

Several news items from the past week reinforced some critical thinking about pharma and the industry's need to change strategic and tactical... Read more

We need to go metric to prevent errors with oral liquids

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Nothing riles me more than when a report reaches us through our medication error reporting program where a child accidentally gets an overdose... Read more

American Health Care Still Needs A Lot of Work

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Think we have the best health care system in the world? Consider this: More people in the United States die from preventable causes than anywhere... Read more