Category Archives: Our nation’s drug supply

Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks

I’ve written in previous blogs (here, here and here) about the increasing danger of drug resistant bacteria—that one day we may find that certain bacteria have evolved to be resistant to ALL known antibiotics and that the so-called “Golden Age … Continue reading

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MADE IN AMERICA: What About Our Prescription Drugs?

From time to time, news features on TV report a trend to “buy American”. The reports suggest that Americans are choosing items made in America over similar items made overseas. That’s admirable—right up there with the “buy local” slogans. But … Continue reading

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Pharmacy Recall Epidemic

In November 2012, I wrote a blog about an outbreak of fungal meningitis that resulted from poor quality control procedures at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. It was first reported in September of that year, but evolved into national news because … Continue reading

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Visine as a Deadly Poison?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog: “How to Write a Bloodless Death Scene”. The purpose was to stimulate ideas about how to write interesting murder scenarios. I had listed the most obvious ones and a couple of … Continue reading

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MADE IN AMERICA: But What About Our Prescription Drugs?

From time to time, news features on TV report a trend to “buy American”. The reports suggest that Americans are choosing items made in America over similar items made overseas. That’s admirable—right up there with “buy local”. But sometimes doing … Continue reading

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MADE IN AMERICA: Does that include your prescription drugs?

Recently I saw an entertaining news feature about a family who was determined to fill their home with furniture and appliances made only in America.  Once they had removed everything that WASN’T made in the United States, all that was left … Continue reading

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