Category Archives: About Medications/Pharmacy

New Superbugs and New Defenses

In response to multiple news stories over the recent years about the invasion of superbugs, defined as those bacteria resistant to almost all forms of antibiotic therapy, I’ve written blogs HERE and HERE about the invasion of superbugs that hamper … Continue reading

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Hope on the Horizon for Pediatric Peanut Allergies

Over one million American children have a peanut allergy! I wrote a blog a couple of years ago which indicated that researchers found that people with food allergies are increasing at a significant rate—an 18% jump between 1997 and 2007 alone, … Continue reading

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A New 21st Century Weapon of Mass Destruction

Before the 2000’s, the world feared WMD (weapons of mass destruction) that involved nuclear technology. The threat of nuclear war, whether accidental or intentional, shaped how the military, our diplomates and alliance nations acted to protect its people and to … Continue reading

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Advances in Nanoparticle Technology!

Medical science in the 21st century is increasingly more sophisticated and growing exponentially. One of the more fascinating areas of medical research involves the evolution of nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are (in simple terms) small objects that behave as a unit to have … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Fingers Fungus

I’ll bet you’re thinking this blog is about a disease, and maybe a “yucky” one at that. Nope . . . not even close! This is all about another type of fungus—mushrooms. Mushrooms are a culinary delight, including such wonderful … Continue reading

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When a Murder is Not Technically a Murder!

When someone dies, they’re dead, right? Well . . . maybe not. And when someone dies at the hand of another, that’s a murder, right? Well . . . maybe that’s true, or maybe not. Sure, there are various degrees … Continue reading

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Drug Trade Balances

First off, this is not a blog about trade wars! I adhere to the philosophy of not blogging about religion, politics or sex—and today is no exception—but, with so much in the news about trade tariffs, my pharmaceutical mind went … Continue reading

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Quantifying Pain Effectively

There are a multitude of methods to measure a patient’s pain level. Most use a sliding scale to quantify one’s pain from 0 (no pain) to 10 (the worse imaginable pain). Top ten types of pain scales: 1 – 10 … Continue reading

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Teaching a Patient to Accept New Organs

My wife and I are avid fans of TV medical dramas—the list has been endless over the years of the various series that captured our interests. One of the reasons we enjoy medical shows so much is that it gives … Continue reading

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Strychnine – A Dramatic Poison!

Historically, strychnine is one of the more popular methods that writers have used to kill off characters in literature and film. Even the queen of murder mystery writing, Agatha Christi, used this method in her works. The primary source of … Continue reading

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