August 1, 2014
It came to our attention recently, that Marjorie Clifton, the executive director of the not-for-profit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies was playing pretty fast and loose with a statistic regarding alleged deaths from prescription drugs bought online. We felt obliged to comment on the article and clarify the … Continue to Article-->
July 31, 2014
The Commonwealth Fund Blog By David Blumenthal, M.D. and David Squires Even with the relentless spotlight on the Affordable Care Act, a new health issue is edging toward center stage: drug costs. The poster drug for this controversy is Sovaldi, a dramatically effective and extraordinarily expensive new agent for … Continue to Article-->
July 25, 2014
PBS Newshour By Megan Thompson A new study claims pharmaceutical companies may be misusing FDA safety guidelines to block generic drugs from market, costing the health care system more than $5 billion dollars a year. The FDA requires that pharmaceutical companies develop Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies, or … Continue to Article-->
July 22, 2014
A few weeks ago, we made a public comment on a proposed FDA rule that jeopardizes access to affordable medicine. The rule pertains to section 708 of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) and would give government officials the authority to destroy an imported drug valued at $2,500 or less. Our comment, as well as some … Continue to Article-->
July 14, 2014
Vaccines are a critical, preventative component of public health. For decades, their near-compulsory use in infants and school-aged children has ensured that younger generations of Americans won’t contract and spread serious and even deadly diseases. Vaccines have traditionally been cheap and ubiquitous, but as a shocking … Continue to Article-->
Consumers should follow some basic best practices for choosing safe and legitimate online pharmacies from which to order prescription drugs.
New York Times
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
The first sign of trouble came when Dr. Barry Lindenberg, a cardiologist, received a three-page ...