May 7th, 201011073Profits in the pharmaceutical sector have gone up in a recession. The increased demand for pills is partly due to doctors seeing drugs as the only answer whereas in fact there are non pharmaceutical options too.
March 23rd, 20100796The European Medicines Agency has suspended the license of a weight loss drug.This is not a great loss as it does not do that much. The way to a healthier weight is through changed eating patterns and a different mindset.
March 19th, 201011052Immunization generates much passion for and against.What really matters is whether they make a difference.Those that do are worth continuing.Those that do not are not worth continuing. Vaccines need to be assessed in the same way as any other pharmaceutical.
March 13th, 20100887Health reform is hot news in Australia as well as the USA. All the arguments miss or avoid the main point in the search for ways to fund more services.The solution is to reduce demand for services by focusing on people being healthy.
March 2nd, 20100967An Australian study has criticized doctors for not prescribing enough pills to treat risk factors for disease.Yet it makes no recommendations about doctors advising their patients about things they can do to be healthy without drugs.
February 26th, 201042266ADHD has been over diagnosed and children in particular have been over medicated.New research shows that the drugs not only do not help.they make school performance worse.There are better ways to help our children.
February 19th, 201001141The basis of using drugs in children with ADHD has always been that it improves their school grades.For the first time a long term(nine year) study has shown that not only do the children not do better they do significantly worse.In addition there is an increase in blood pressure which does not go away when medication is stopped. There...