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Archive: December, 2012
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Tue, Jan 1, 2013, 12:00 AM
Michael Cohen is president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a non-profit healthcare organization that operates the...
Will yogurt cure a yeast infection if I put it "inside"?
Mon, Dec 31, 2012, 7:00 AM
Will yogurt cure a yeast infection if I put it "inside"? Matthew Fagan, MD, is an urogynecologist at Lankenau Medical Center, a part of Main...
Could I be using hand sanitizer too frequently?
Wed, Dec 26, 2012, 11:25 AM
Could I be using hand sanitizer too frequently? For example, I'll use it after shaking someone's hand that appears to be sick, or in the car...
Normalcy is the best Christmas present of all
Wed, Dec 26, 2012, 10:52 AM
My Dad asked me the other day, in a somewhat contentious debate about the merits of a day trip to Disney World being the best idea, “You’re...
2012's top 10 drug safety stories
Mon, Dec 24, 2012, 4:45 AM
By Michael R. Cohen In my entire career at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, the meningitis outbreak was the worst safety disaster...
Tis' the season for pharma's tricks
Fri, Dec 21, 2012, 12:40 PM
The Christmas season is one of enchantment, myth, childhood wishes and the noble spirit of peace on earth and good will toward all men. It...
Patient #1: Medically Speaking
Thu, Dec 20, 2012, 4:35 AM
Here is the background on Patient #1's treatment - some of how I got here, supplemented with explanations of medical terms below. Understanding...
Tue, Dec 18, 2012, 5:30 AM
My name is T.J. Sharpe. I’m a father, husband, brother, friend and fighter– of Stage 4 Melanoma. You will be reading about a battle...
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