Health

Discounted prescriptions: where to look

September 24, 2009
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Thanks to Janice Podsada, a talented former colleague from The Courant, we have a list of websites for consumers to check out for discounts or free medicine. In her Sept. 21 article, Janice suggests checking out: www.slashdrugcosts.org, www.pparx.org,  www.abbottdiabetescare.com, www.lillycares.com, www.pharmacychecker.com,

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Statin Safety: Business Week reports FDA asked to review safety of most profitable cholesterol-lowering drugs

September 22, 2009
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs have been the most successful medicines in history. Last year, they racked up $33 billion in sales around the world. Just one drug, Pfizer's (PFE) Lipitor, earned $13.6 billion. But there are serious questions about whether these drugs are being overused and whether they are as safe as most people—and doctors—believe. And...

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Hypnosis Weight Loss sessions in Connecticut: Instead of giving your $49.99 to Pat Giorgio, give it to a food shelter

September 21, 2009
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Once again Pat Giorgio comes through Connecticut drumming up business for the Guaranteed weight loss program through hypnosis. What is guaranteed is that Giorgio and newspapers like the Courant, which get huge bucks from his ads, will be making money off of you. Folks, let me tell you something: I believe that hypnosis can...

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Drug side effects websites: handy websites to discover side effects of drugs you or your loved ones are taking or considering

September 20, 2009
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If you think about logically, every medication that one takes that has a positive impact has at least the potential to have a negative impact. Keep in mind, medicine is taken to change the body’s chemistry. Even aspirin, which has many beneficial effects – including for people with heart issues – also impacts ones...

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