After Sanctions, Doctors Get Drug Company Pay
A decade ago the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice accused Dr. Faruk Abuzzahab of a "reckless, if not willful, disregard" for the welfare of 46 patients, 5 of whom died in his care or shortly afterward. The board suspended his license for seven months and restricted it for two years after that.
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Drug Companies Paying Shady Doctors For Prescription Drug Endorsements
According to a joint investigative report from ProPublica, NPR, PBS's "Nightly Business Report," the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Consumer Reports, drug companies have sought and received endorsements from doctors with a history of misconduct. The infractions include everything from sex with patients, to poor care, and inappropriate prescriptions.
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Evidence of the effectivness of Bitter Melon to Promote Healthy Blood Sugar Levels.
Momordica charantia (bitter melon) reduces plasma apolipoprotein B-100 and increases hepatic insulin receptor substrate and phosphoinositide-3 kinase interactions
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Hepatitis C fear for thousands in Nevada
Officials urge patients to be tested for that virus as well as HIV
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The sunshine superstar: study reveals Vitamin D as 'wonder vitamin'
Twenty minutes' lying in the sun this weekend could provide your best chance of avoiding colds and flu, according to new research which demonstrates that vitamin D, not vitamin C, provides the most efficient protection against cold viruses.
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Congress Probes Celebrity Drug Ad Endorsements
Lawmakers Concerned That 'Dr.' Jarvik Lipitor Ads May Be Misleading Viewers
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Drug Doesn't Slow Artery Clogs, Study Says
Finding Indicates Vytorin Lacks Positive Side Effect of Other Cholesterol Medications
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Big Fat Lies
Video on the history of human eating, and issues with the studies related to saturated fat.
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Drug company ties common in med schools
Two-thirds of academic leaders have financial links to industry, study says
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Antioxidants Do Not Interfere with Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy and Can Increase Kill and Increase Survival
Non-prescription antioxidants and other nutrients do not interfere with therapeutic modalities for cancer. Click here
Cocoa 'Vitamin' Health Benefits Could Outshine Penicillin
The health benefits of epicatechin, a compound found in cocoa, are so striking that it may rival penicillin and anaesthesia in terms of importance to public health, reports Marina Murphy in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Norman Hollenberg, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, told C&I that epicatechin is so important that it should be considered a vitamin. Click here
In Europe It’s Fish Oil After Heart Attacks, but Not in U.S.

ROME — Every patient in the cardiac care unit at the San Filippo Neri Hospital who survives a heart attack goes home with a prescription for purified fish oil, or omega-3 fatty acids. Click here

Third baby dies after error at Indiana hospital
INDIANAPOLIS - A third premature baby has died in a case of medical error here that has shaken one of Indiana's largest hospitals.

Five-day-old Thursday Dawn Jeffers died late Tuesday, said Jon Mills, a spokesman for Methodist Hospital. Click here

High Intakes of Vitamins E and C Found Safe WASHINGTON--A recent database review found ample research shows vitamins E and C do not show a consistent pattern of adverse effects, even when taken at high levels.

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Autopsy shows hospital patient died of Legionnaire's disease

NEW YORK – A patient at a Manhattan teaching hospital died of Legionnaire's disease, autopsy results show. Click here

Experts say trend threatens U.S. health, wealth PLYMOUTH, Mass. – Every day breaks the same way for Alice and Ken Heckman: They each crack open a rattling plastic tray holding scores of pills in a rainbow of pastel colors.

Between the two of them, they will gulp 29 pills Click here

FDA, American Longevity Split Decision:

San Diego:

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California handed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a partial victory in a lawsuit filed by Joel D. Wallach, D.V.M., N.D., and American Longevity Click here

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