Gabapentin has quietly become one of the most widely-prescribed drugs in America, and some say that could spell big trouble. Michael Abrams of Public Citizen explains why, as neurologist Dr. Brian Callaghan offers a counterpoint.
The following is an excerpt from The Vaccine Reaction. Amongst frantic media coverage of increases in cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) among children, Pfizer has announced the development of an experimental bivalent RSV vaccine for pregnant mothers in an attempt to protect newborns from being infected with the virus. The pharmaceutical giant plans to […]
It's quietly become one of the most-prescribed medications in America. Gabapentin. And most of the prescriptions, say experts, are given for uses not approved by the FDA. Sunday on Full Measure, I investigate gabapentin and calls to regulate it as a controlled substance. Some watchdogs say the drug can be surprisingly addictive, and it could […]
Below read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recent notification about its plan to expand wastewater testing for poliovirus. The CDC forgot to include the part that the polio— the first detected in US since 2013— is “vaccine-derived polio." In other words, it came from someone who had been vaccinated. Read more about […]
A new drug to treat hemophilia has been approved by the FDA. The drug is called Hemgenix, and its price tag makes it the most expensive drug in the world. According to reports, CSL Behring, which makes the gene therapy treatment, is setting the price at an incredible $3.5 million per treatment. Hemgenix is approved […]
The following is a news analysis. As an American obesity epidemic expands, there seem to be efforts to normalize obesity rather than address the root of the unhealthy trend. A new editorial published in liberal-tilted Medpage declares it's time to retire Body Mass Index (BMI) as a clinical metric. According to the authors: The genesis of […]
CDC revised its "Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain" on November 4. Physicians writing in Medpage respond with the following critical commentary: Before the CDC suffered a loss of trust over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency had fumbled its response to the overdose crisis. Under its leadership, overdose deaths have […]
Special Agent in Charge Omar Perez-Aybar unravels a remarkable case of Covid-related Merdicare fraud centering on genetic tests and telemedicine.