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.
There is a point where feeling bad feels normal. You constantly feel fatigued, unmotivated. You watch your muscle tone soften and feel your jeans tighten along your torso, your thighs, and your calves. Your skin tone is pallor, and you can't even focus on the simplest tasks, let alone your German homework (personal anecdote!).
The New York Daily News reports this story; a young man stabs a child 5 times before being detained. The attack was premeditated. The perpetrator is currently under psychiatric surveillance, and while 23 year old Evan Sachs has no criminal record, he is on five different medications.
The other day, I picked up a dietary supplement from a chain drugstore touting itself as an "effervescent health formula." (Side note, the author had to look up the definition of effervescent.) It was accompanied by the FDA disclaimer found on most supplements, stating that, "This product has neither been evaluated nor tested by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose or treat any disease."