Jun, 29
2012

The FDA's Nebulous Definition of Risks

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Hardly a week goes by without a pharmaceutical drug being implicated in a widespread horrendous and unintended side effect. In many cases, pharmaceutical drugs are responsible for death, even when taken exactly as the doctors prescribe them. Such events certainly call into question the efficacy, tactics and scrutiny of the supposed watch-dog organization known as the FDA.  


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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

Surgery and Health Food Take-out

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause As I drive to work every day, I pass no less than ten billboards advertising surgery for weight loss. Most of these type surgeries involve restricting the amount of food that is allowed into the stomach. By making patients feel full after only a few bites of food, they are forced to consume fewer calories, therefore allowing them to shed pounds. 

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Jun, 29
2012

What's Going On July 5-9

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause A recent study says that certain diets may not only limit the amounts of carbs/fats/calories each dieter consumes, but also the amount of vitamins. When focusing on eliminating one food group over the other, certain vitamins inherent with that eliminated food group also get eliminated. 

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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

 

msmith While the verdict isn't quite in, tiny mushrooms known as Little Whites are being blamed for deaths of 400 people in China. A syndrome known as Yunnan Sudden Death Syndrome manifests as inexplicable, sudden cardiac arrest. The cause was unknown for upwards of five years, but a team of investigators from China's equivalent to the CDC has implicated the mushrooms in the disease.  

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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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