Brisdelle: A drug to treat menopause or pharma’s attempt at alchemy?

In 2013, the FDA finally approved a drug without estrogen for the treatment of menopausal…


What televangelists and alternative medicine proponents have in common

 To the skeptical, Andrew Weil, Mehmet Oz, Joe Mercola and Deepak Chopra have an unsavory…


Real Medicine: How to charge $40 billion for nothing

In 2002, Merck Labs received FDA approval for the use of its soon-to-be blockbuster drug,…


Real Medicine: Say no to Rapaflo!

A patient came to me recently with a prescription for Rapaflo, given to him by…


Real Medicine: Is Medicare an example of how government can run health care?

On April 9, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released billing and collection…

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