Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Drugs and More Drugs

Where to begin? The FDA is now considering Black Box warnings on ultrasound medications called anthracyclines because of increased risk of heart disease among breast cancer survivors.

As if the $279 billion spent each year on drugs isn't enough in the country now the FDA is working on a plan for a new class of "behind-the-counter" drugs to take doctors out of the loop. Apparently the money spent on "educating" doctors about drugs isn't producing enough sales so now the drug industry wants to remove them from the equation so you can deal with your local drug dealer ... er, pharmacist.

Is there ever any medical news about anything other than drugs? Is there ever any news about complementary and alternative medicine?

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