Check Up Archive: October, 2010

Light drinking during pregnancy OK

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It is well known that children of women who drink heavily during pregnancy are at high risk of developing behavioral, emotional and cognitive... Read more

Pharma’s Real Knaves

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By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman: Last week Novartis agreed to pay $422 million in fines and penalties for off-label marketing and bribes to... Read more

NJ posts draft rules for medical marijuana

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The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today released its draft of the regulations that will govern the registration and application... Read more

Relatives are better at recognizing Alzheimer’s

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It makes sense that you would be the first to recognize the start of cognitive decline in those you are closest to. So a study in the journal... Read more

Pill-passing pharmacist gets 46 months

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After filling more than 120 fraudulent prescriptions for more than 14,000 pills of Percocet, OxyContin, Roxicodone and other medications for... Read more

True allergy or other symptom?

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By guest blogger Michael Cohen: When patients know they are allergic to a medication, most often they’ll tell their doctors and pharmacists... Read more

Lack of sleep undermines diets

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I’m trying a new strategy to lose weight: Get more sleep. After early success at the dropping the 25 pounds to 30 pounds that I pledged... Read more

Unintended consequences of Health IT

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The Obama administration is banking on the idea that electronic medical records and related computer IT improvements will reduce errors, duplicated... Read more