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Maine drug reimportation law may benefit consumers if safety can be assured

Today, I have the pleasure of posting a blog by Dave Sterrett, Esq, Health Care Counsel, Public Citizen Congress Watch On Wednesday, October 16th, a new Maine state law took effect permitting its residents to directly import prescription drugs from licensed retail pharmacies in designated foreign markets. The state of Maine believes the law—the first […]

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New FDA Drug Database Now Available Online

New FDA Drug Database Now Available Online

Millions of people suffer serious side effects from the drugs they’re taking-tens of thousands even die. Wouldn’t it might nice to be able to look up your drug and see what thousands of other people have experienced ? Or, perhaps, compare your drug with similar drugs? Well, now you will be able. The U.S. Food […]

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No Means No Except When It Comes To Healthcare

Over the past couple of years we’ve heard a lot about “comparative effectiveness research”. In medicine, it’s used used to determine which medical tests and procedures work best so we can get more value for our dollar and better healthcare. These are the clinical trials which either compares a new drug to a placebo or […]

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If You’re Diagnosed with Cancer Get a Second Opinion

Most of us do our homework when making a purchase; we check out the Internet and magazines for information about cost and reliability so we get the most value for our purchases. Yet, when it comes to our healthcare, a majority of us accept the opinion of the first doctor we see without question and […]

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Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve

The prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM) will shortly release a report that recommends changing the way the FDA approves new medical devices. This comes on the wave of numerous recalls of artificial hips and knees, pumps, and defibrillators that can cause serious injury. In a preemptive strike, the medical device industry is waging an unprecedented […]

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