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Complementing end-of-life care

Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending.<p>"For end of life, the opioids are very important for pain management, but they do leave people very sedated," says …

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Witness to Corruption: The Merchants of Speed or the Modern-Day ADHD Medicine Show

(Second of four parts: read Part one)<p>I never got a confirming report from my dinner-meeting colleague on Strattera. Indeed, in the ensuing years, despite a massive marketing campaign directed at both physicians and patients, Lilly failed to get Strattera approved as a first-line ADHD drug by any of …

US military medicine: Military doctors are on front lines keeping Americans safe

The recent Ebola outbreak and other biological and medical threats underscore the fact that it is US military docs who are on the frontline in keeping America safe. The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and the Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction …

Who Will Pay For Proactive Medicine?

Last week I posted about the huge, neglected value of proactive medicine. Afterwards I talked with Bret Jorgensen, Executive Chairman of MDVIP, the pioneer Concierge Medicine company. We talked about the results that different intensive primary care models are demonstrating, and the challenges they …

Why India still sells medicines banned elsewhere in the world

Urban women who hit puberty in the late 1980s will probably be familiar with Baralgan. A popular brand made up of analgin and two other drugs, Baralgan provided relief from the pain of menstrual cramps that countless young women experience. To my adolescent self, Baralgan was a magic charm; just …

Scientists taking Chinese medicine west

At Chi-Med's labs in Shanghai, a group of 70 chemists has been working for a decade to try and crack the mysteries of Chinese medicine.<p>The company's scientists are attempting to break 1,300 medicinal herbs into their component parts and then test them for global use against diseases.<p>It's an …

Painful Medicine review – uncovering the shadow world of secret painkiller addiction

Like the silent army of high-functioning alcoholics in Britain, Dr Sally Marlow finds that we have a similar issue with people secretly addicted to painkillers. In the eye-opening documentary <b>Painful Medicine</b> (Radio 4), she uncovers a shadow world that is beginning to resemble the US, where “in many …

How Do You Determine the Value of a Medicine?

Chew on this: What does it really <i>mean</i> for a medicine to "work?"<p>Does it mean the patient survives longer? Does it mean a better quality of life? Does it mean the disease is still there, but doesn't progress? And who's to say which one of these metrics is more valuable than the other?<p>For Caitlin …