Check Up Archive: February, 2013

Simple packaging change can reduce Rx drug diversion

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´╗┐We get a lot of complaints from consumers who tell us their pharmacy shorted them on the number of tablets or capsules they were supposed... Read more

How to make pharma companies into law abiding citizens

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Last summer UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich reflected on the $3 billion penalty GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) paid for a whole range of violations... Read more

My girlfriend just found out that she has HPV. What is it? What does this mean for me?

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My girlfriend just found out that she has HPV. What is it? What does this mean for me? Jie Xu, M.D, specializes in OB/GYN at Riddle Hospital... Read more

Vaccine information when you need it

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Vaccineinformation.org is the most comprehensive offering I’ve seen for patients and families interested in getting accurate, scientific... Read more

Sometimes I wake up and I've drooled all over my pillow. Is this normal?

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Sometimes I wake up and I've drooled all over my pillow. Is this normal? Mike Cirigliano, MD, FACP, is an associate professor of medicine... Read more

Clinical R&D deserves more due diligence

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Late last month Citigroup published its 2013 overview for pharma, "Global Healthcare Road Ahead: 2013 Outlook." It constitutes a sobering... Read more

Hospitals asked to rethink use of insulin pens

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A big issue that a couple of New York hospitals have been dealing with is notifying patients that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis... Read more

Doctor diagnoses first case of testicular cancer on himself

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I have been a family physician since 2003. In those nine years, despite thousands of patients, I had never diagnosed one case of testicular... Read more