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When it comes to healthcare newer doesn’t always mean better

It has been shown that the development and marketing of newer and more expensive technologies drives up healthcare costs. Every day newer and more expensive devices are manufactured, marketed and purchased by doctors and hospitals across the USA. Although many of these improve care, there are a significant number of them that add little to […]

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Ask your doctor: how will this treatment benefit me?

Ask your doctor: how will this treatment benefit me?

In an effort to curb wasteful medical tests, nine medical societies representing nearly 375,000 docs are challenging the widely held perception that more healthcare is better care. It has released a list of 45 tests and treatments their members should no longer automatically order. It’s ok to ask your doctor how will this test or […]

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An Ounce of Prevention Can Save Your Life and Rescue Our Failing Healthcare System

We are as much to blame about the poor state of our healthcare system as any health provider, pharmaceutical or device manufacturer. We want an instant cure to whatever ails us without putting much effort into staying healthy and making sure we get the right care. Do you realize that about one-third of all deaths are […]

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750,000 People Die Each Year From Unnecessary Medical Care

Acting for the good of the patient is the most ancient and universally acknowledged principal of medical ethics (E.D. Pellegrino. The Philosophy of Medicine. University of Notre Dame Press, 2008). The good that patients seek is restoration of health and a return to his/her definition of way of life. The physician promises to help with […]

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Contaminated Drugs Are Knowingly Being Sold

The notorious pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKiline, that for years hid the dangers of it’s diabetes drug, Avandia, while it raked in millions in profits has been fined $750 million for healthcare fraud for selling contaminated drugs! As reported in the NY Times Glaxo has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints that […]

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