Tag Archives: Food and Drug Administration

Prescription Drug Expiration Dates Are Not What They Seem

The idea of medicines "going bad" is misleading

The U.S. health care system is the most expensive in the world. One of the main reasons that this is the case is because we are extremely wasteful when it comes to prescription drugs. Numerous studies have shown that expiration … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Death of Cancer” by Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D. and Elizabeth DeVita Raeburn

A cancer specialist describes the ongoing War on Cancer in the United States

“The Death of Cancer” is a gripping account of the ongoing battle against what is perhaps the world’s most feared disease. Told from the perspective of a physician who has spent most of his adult life searching for a cure, … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Push for Right-to-Try Bills Across the Nation

These landmark decisions could change the face of healthcare for terminally ill patients

“Right-to-Try” bills are sweeping the nation in 2015,  as 24 states have already granted patients with life-threatening illnesses the right to seek out experimental treatments not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In October, California was on … Continue reading

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23andMe Says Ancestral and Genetic Knowledge Can Prevent Death

Why the startup that claims to “save your life” is in trouble with the FDA

We’re no strangers to marketing techniques with ambitious promises in America. Every day, we’re seduced by packaging that assures us we’ll be happier, thinner, healthier, etc., if only we buy or consume a company’s service or product. But just how … Continue reading

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