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Don’t call it “depression”!

October 10, 2015

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“It is commonly used for depression” I answered to a gentleman in a perfectly HIPAA safe environment, after being asked what Pristiq was prescribed for. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a fleeting look of horror from a nearby colleague. “You shouldn’t have said depression, people sometimes get upset by that” she […]

Reasons why you shouldn’t buy your drugs from Amazon

October 23, 2014

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Not picking on Amazon, I love Amazon. It’s one of America’s largest retailers, and one of my most cherished one-stop shop for everything. From the comfort of my living room and a few clicks on my computer, I can get almost anything in two-days (Hello Amazon Prime!). Therefore, I am not going to assume that you were […]

What we know so far about the Ebola “secret serum” drug – ZMapp™

August 5, 2014

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ZMapp™ was formulated in January 2014 by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., of San Diego, California, a company founded in 2003 that focuses on “unmet needs in global health and biodefense”. It was then produced in Owensboro, KY by a company named Kentucky BioProcessing. It is grown in specially modified leaves of tobacco (Nicotiana bethamiana), which are “infected” with a […]

“Are you saying the Ebola infected Americans are not a threat to the U.S. public?”

August 2, 2014

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For the past 3 days, since the U.S. government agreed to help get two U.S workers who are battling Ebola infections back to the United States for treatment, several people have expressed their worries on U.S outbreaks and infections. At work and on social media, I have received questions from people wanting to know how the […]

Fast facts about the Ebola Virus

July 29, 2014

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At least 729 people in four countries — Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria — have died since cases first emerged in March. Two American health workers in Liberia have been infected, and an American man of Liberian descent died in Nigeria from the disease. It has gone quickly from a third world problem, to […]

Common ailments you can treat without drugs

June 10, 2014

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Sometimes we just don’t feel like taking over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription drugs, and sometimes we’d like to but don’t have access to one right at that very moment. Therefore I came up with this list as a guide for those days when you don’t have the luxury of medications at your disposal. Here are some ways […]

Should prescription drugs be advertised on TV?

May 19, 2014

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It usually goes a little something like this: [A young attractive lady in black sits on a park bench looking depressed, then a pretty animated butterfly comes around and perches on her nose, immediately perking up the depressed lady. Her outfit is suddenly transformed to a pretty pink color, signalling the end of her drab emotional […]