Jun, 29
2012

Drugging Children to Fatten Profits

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause In one of the slimiest moves ever, Pfizer has gotten a chewable form of their cash-cow drug Lipitor approved for children ten and up in the European Union. The article released by the AP stated that the target audience included, but was not exclusive to, children with a inherited condition known has familial hypercholesterolemia.  

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Jun, 29
2012

Diet Pills - Then and Now

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause The other day, I wrote about weight loss surgery and the "health food take-out" trend, but I made no mention of the other popular quick-fix for weight loss; pills. 

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Jun, 29
2012

Pills - Capitalizing on Laziness

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Yahoo News keeps giving me fodder for blogs. The other day, I posted on the drug Qnexa, that comes with the risk of heart and nerve complications & psychiatric side effects. Today, Yahoo posted this piece, talking about another weight loss drug under review by the FDA 

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Jun, 29
2012

Avandia & Drew Carey

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Has anyone else been following the Avandia story? In the last six weeks I've moved from Dallas to Austin to start school again, and I had lost track of the story, but I thought surely it would be a closed case by now. My logic follows that - diabetes drug causes serious complications>Diabetes drug immediately gets pulled from the market>end of story. So I was a little surprised to see Avandia included in a headline the other day. Apparently it is still available for type II diabetics. 

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Jun, 28
2012

Fat is Now a Drug

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause As "alternative" medicine becomes more pervasive in our society and as the general public becomes more aware of, and educated on, the science behind eating and exercising properly in order to attain good health, the age-old notion that fat is bad for you is being dispelled. 

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