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commentary for MDs..how to be a good doc and not sell your soul to the MAN!!

How academic physicians turn into drug company shills | KevinMD.com

How academic physicians turn into drug company shills | KevinMD.com via How academic physicians turn into drug company shills | KevinMD.com. from CARL ELLIOT..author of  “WHITE COAT, BLACK HAT” does the term “drug company whore” sound familiar, or am i … Continue reading

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just say NO to B.M.I.

 this article says it all..obesity “risk” is related to waist size and % body fat, not B.M.I.   please stop using this antiquated measurement/reference!!! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/health/31brod.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Amitriptyline for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

Amitriptyline for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome via Amitriptyline for Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome. caveat indeed…myself included..a study and review from the illustrious FACULTY OF 1000…very few patients will tolerate and/or escalate an HS dose of amitriptyline past 50 mg…perhaps we … Continue reading

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Kan. doc convicted of conspiracy in pill mill case – Health- msnbc.com

Kan. doc convicted of conspiracy in pill mill case – Health- msnbc.com via Kan. doc convicted of conspiracy in pill mill case – Health- msnbc.com.  from what i have read this “doctor” had a pile of egregious evidence against him..if … Continue reading

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TRANEXAMIC ACID REVISITED–part deux

Cheap drug could save tens of thousands – Health care- msnbc.com via Cheap drug could save tens of thousands – Health care- msnbc.com.  these numbers do not sound great..10-15% reduction in endpoint events..with still a major risk for clots, but … Continue reading

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CAVEAT EMPTOR

A good article about the dangers of over-testing by Dr. Libby…the total body CT scan touted by some clinics is unlikely to detect hidden disease in healthy people..very high false positive rate..the reference to an INCIDENTALOMA goes back to at … Continue reading

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Ipilimumab Improves Survival in Advanced Melanoma

Ipilimumab Improves Survival in Advanced Melanoma via Ipilimumab Improves Survival in Advanced Melanoma. more news about IPI both good and bad!!!

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A STITCH IN TIME

from the NYT health…a case controlled study..good..i have always used 48 hours or less…depends on the size of the wound..my problem has always been patients AND doctors recommending extended wound coverage..exposing a laceration or incision to air promotes healing and … Continue reading

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TRANEXAMIC ACID-revisited

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/722643?sssdmh=dm1.619347&src=nldne&uac=143792PR  um?? are you guys sure..this has been around for 25 years..myself and many other docs have been tempted to use it off lable for other bleeding disorders…CIRRHOSIS with high INR and low platelets, DIC.. but were scared off by … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37386398/ns/health-more_health_news/   this is a good article from MSNBC..it is just the tip of the iceberg..doctors should print clearly..write the BRAND and GENERIC name of the RX including the use–HTN, DM etc..that is what i was taught 25 years ago..pharmacists need … Continue reading

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