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Jewish Penicillin. Coming soon to a drugstore near you.

March 2nd, 2007 · 12 Comments

One of the (good) unintended consequences of the recent reports of toxicities associated with over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications for children is a new willingness to re-examine these products. As many have shown, cough and cold medications are a multi-billion dollar a year sinkhole. You know that this is a valuable market […]

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Tags: FDA · Pediatrics · Rant

Twisted Bowels

February 14th, 2007 · 18 Comments

Ok. That’s a pretty unpleasant title for this rant, but then I awoke to an e-mail from one of the news aggregators I use proclaiming “FDA issues warning on rotavirus vaccine”.
I quickly turned to this story worried that the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) had picked up a cluster of intussception on […]

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Prices Drop, Stomachs Roll

December 26th, 2006 · 9 Comments

One of the prescriptions that I write for the most is not a chemotherapy drug. It’s for Vitamin Z. Zofran (ondansetron). It’s a staple of our trade. It is for oncologists what Lasix (furosemide) is for cardiologists, and what Flonase (fluticasone) is for allergists. We give it out […]

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Tags: FDA · Oncology · Pharmacology