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Ignoring Doctor’s Orders – A Common Practice!

Have you ever gone to a doctor for a medical problem, had that physician prescribe a medication, but then ignored the doctor’s instructions and didn’t get that prescription filled? If your answer is “yes” to that question, then your action … Continue reading

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Generic Drugs – All Smoke and Mirrors?

When people discover that I’m a pharmacist and that I practiced for over 40 years before becoming a full-time writer, some of the inevitable questions I get asked are, “What about generics?” “Are they really the same as brand name … Continue reading

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When Soft Drinks Were Not So Soft

Medical experts argue about the health benefits of soft drinks. Sodas have been linked to our country’s growing obesity problem as well as to a lengthening list of other diseases. But a review of the history of two popular soft … Continue reading

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Medication Errors – A Killer

As a follow-up to its landmark report, To Err Is Human, the Institute of Medicine has determined that medication errors are a serious public health risk and that the risk remains a widespread and growing threat. Medication errors result in … Continue reading

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Meningitis Murder

Recently, a horrendous outbreak of fungal meningitis was reported in the news.  I watched in awe as the story evolved from a few isolated illnesses to 419 cases in 19 states that resulted in 30 deaths, at last count. I write … Continue reading

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Fiction — A Believable Lie

Hi, I’m JAMES J. MURRAY I’m that NEW WRITER, the one with fresh adventures of murder and international intrigue.  My novels often include the deadly trio of MURDER, MAYHEM and MEDICINE. I’m from Louisiana originally but now live in South … Continue reading

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