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Another generic; another dirty trick
by West Conner
Another antihistamine is now available in generic, potentially saving you money at the pharmacy counter. Zyrtec had $1.2 billion in sales in 2006, the latest figure available. Whenever a patent expires and the generic becomes available, the manufacturer loses virtually 100% of sales.
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  • How Much Are You Spending at the Pharmacy?
    by West Conner
    Prescription medication is vital to the practice of medicine. How often have you gone to the doctor for a problem and not walked out with a prescription? I can say with confidence, probably not too often.
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  • “It’s a scam!”
    by West Conner
    Those are the exact words the former drug salesman for Plavix said to me about the drug. We were talking in a group of people and the subject of taking an aspirin every day to prevent a stroke or heart attack came up.
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  • Medical Myths
    by West Conner
    1. True or False: Swallowed chewing gum takes seven years to pass through your digestive system. 2. True or False: Reducing your salt intake lowers blood pressure. 3. True or False: Cracking you knuckles causes arthritis.
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  • Float your inhaler?
    by West Conner
    Many doctors, nurses, and even some pharmacists have told patients that if their asthma inhaler floats, it is empty. This is not a good idea. Floating an inhaler is not accurate and you will get different results whether the valve stem is up or down. The newer inhalers with the HFA propellant will float when completely full.
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  • Oops, sorry about that
    by West Conner
    A new study shows that doctors, on average, interrupt a patient in the first 18 seconds to give their diagnosis. Another study shows that 15% to 20% of the time, the initial diagnosis is wrong. The doctor’s office of today is more of a factory; “treat ‘em and street ‘em” is the mantra. Doctors, and pharmacists, tend to stick with the first diagnosis and are hesitant to admit that they were wrong.
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