Category Archives: Prescription Prescribing Practices

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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Gabapentin – The Next Drug of Abuse?

Gabapentin was introduced in 1993 and marketed as the brand name Neurontin to control epileptic seizures as well as to help control nerve pain due to nerve damage. It is an ideal drug for nerve pain, first as a primary drug and … Continue reading

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Smart Pills Simplify Medication Compliance Issues

Experts estimate that patients who do not take their medications as ordered cost this nation approximately $100 billion a year in additional medical expenses. Much of that additional cost is due to patients getting sicker and needing additional treatments or … Continue reading

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A Safer Way to Control Pain

Several years ago, I wrote a blog about the DEADLIEST DRUGS in the US. It resulted from a question one of my readers had asked. This reader, an author, was contemplating what lethal chemical or sinister designer drug to use … Continue reading

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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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Super Bugs = Super Killers

We perceive bacterial infections to be little more than a nuisance—with the simple fix of taking an antibiotic for a few days and we’re back to feeling one hundred percent. Fortunately, that’s often the case. Certain bacteria, however, are resistant … Continue reading

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Super Bugs = Super Killers

We perceive bacterial infections to be little more than a nuisance—with the simple fix of taking an antibiotic for a few days and then we’re back to feeling one hundred percent. Fortunately, that’s usually the case. Certain bacteria, however, are … Continue reading

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