A 2006 post about avian influenza, or bird flu, here at Pied Type (“Bird flu: Shame on ABC” ) has attracted the attention of several recent passers-by. That lone commentary on bird flu was made and quickly forgotten. Forgotten as… Read More ›
Wal-Mart started it. The $4 generic prescription deal. Saves hundreds of dollars for millions of patients. Or does it? Recently my supermarket pharmacy joined the $4 prescription parade so I’m finally going to get an up-close look at all the… Read More ›
The pharmaceutical industry may not be “evil,” as some have suggested, but it is just as dedicated to profit-making as any other business, and consumers should never forget it. The drug Vytorin has hit the headlines today because a new… Read More ›
Today is the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal in America. Despite the highly visible, sometimes violent protests, the law still stands. Why? Because it represents the enlightened compassion and understanding… Read More ›
Muslim medical students in England have decided to get picky about their coursework when it conflicts with their religious convictions. While I can appreciate their desire to abide by their religious beliefs, I think it is obvious they are choosing the wrong place… Read More ›
I’m a firm believer in going straight to the source for health and medical information, rather than take as gospel what news organizations say. Reporters necessarily try to “dumb down” and summarize news from the medical and scientific communities so… Read More ›
Insomnia, unfortunately, is not lethal.