Al Jazeera does great investigative reporting on pharmaceutical fraud. This video shows a disturbing side of medicine that is intimately linked to the corporations that make drugs for patients. Unfortunately, too much information is withheld and patients end up suffering. Wistleblowers, government officials, corporations, doctors, and patients. It would be the perfect Hollywood drama – [...]
The American Medical Association (AMA) explores ways to get 20-somethings to take advantage of the health care reform under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Preventative measures, which are covered under the ACA, are a long-term solution to serious health problems that plague America today. Check out the article here. Image by Andrew DeGraff.
Just last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new federal regulation that requires health insurance companies to increase their coverage of preventive health care for women. This policy reform is an extension of last summer’s Affordable Care Act, which was passed as a law in March. The new law forced [...]
Avastin is a anti-angiogenic colorectal cancer drug. This means that it prevents blood vessels from growing to tumors in the colon. If tumor is not supplied oxygen from blood vessels the tumor cells will die. Avastin works specifically by inhibiting vascular endothelial factors (VEGFs) that normally initiate blood vessel formation. In clinical trials, Avastin in combination [...]
Rep. Paul Ryan Budget Plan Would Increase Health Care Costs: Bloomberg Study from The Huffington Post. Last month I posted some links and details about the Ryan Plan. Others have been doing their own research, and have recognized some weaknesses in the plan. Instead of reducing costs, the tax relief for the middle and [...]
Last week the FDA announced that a new set of images would be found on cigarette packaging. A representative from the FDA admitted the images were embellished, which confused many, since the FDA claims to be after the truths of smoking. Regardless of the image sources, the hope is that these new images will detract [...]