Check Up Archive: February, 2012

What business is pharma in? Not personal services

Just this week, another self-proclaimed savant (see here) declared that pharma's historic mission of developing new drugs to advance curative... Read more

My hair is falling out. I am female and young. How much hair loss is normal and what can I do about it if it's not?

Comment icon 0 Comments
Laurel Schwartz, dermatologist and dermatopathologist, assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Thomas Jefferson... Read more

Corbett’s budget will set back Pa.’s patient safety efforts

Comment icon 0 Comments
Earlier this month, Gov. Corbett submitted Pennsylvania’s 2012-2013 proposed budget. As expected, reductions in spending were suggested... Read more

Health reform scare tactics move beyond broccoli

Comment icon 0 Comments
The stakes for health reform keep rising. Remember when opponents warned that it could lead to the mandated purchase of broccoli? Now some... Read more

I have bad breath. I brush and floss but it doesn't do the trick. Help!

Comment icon 0 Comments
George Preti, Ph.D., Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia Chronic halitosis originates on the far back, upper surface of the tongue... Read more

When Big Pharma's good business makes for good citizenship

It takes a lot to elicit a defense of Big Pharma from these quarters, but a deceptive attack by the radical right has motivated just such an... Read more

Mom was right: “Get that out of your mouth!”

Comment icon 0 Comments
In the early part of my career, I spent 14 years working as a clinical pharmacist at Temple University Hospital. One of the many stand-out... Read more

Obama's contraceptive rule has more religious support than you might think

Comment icon 0 Comments
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is up in arms over the Obama administration’s proposed rule on insurance coverage for... Read more