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Bureaucracy: Not sure if its as much of a bad reputation as it is the legislation and lawyers that create such negative press. Between the fda and rd it is expensive to get a drug to market in todays world in the us. Makes it harder when a side effect is found and then lawyers feed on that and sue everyone for any resultant problem. If Aspirin was released in todays market it would never make it. ...Read more
No made up diseases: The idea that some drug company would "make up" a disease just to sell a drug is pretty silly, if you think it through. If the disease is just made up, how are they going to get docs to prescribe the medicine? More to the point, lgs is indeed very real. http://rarediseases.about.com/od/rarediseasesl/a/lennoxgastaut.htm. ...Read more
I presently have no health insurance and even with the discounted price of my maintenance rx's i cannot afford them can you recommend an online pharma?
See below: It's hard especially with many prescriptions. First, all online pharmacies are illegal unless you have been evaluated by a doctor - this can be done by telemedicine as well which is usually cheaper. If you buy a prescription without a doctor's order and without being evaluated first, you put yourself at legal risk too. For your rx, see if you can get generic - many are $4 at walmart and target. ...Read more
Usually not: Almost all clinical trials have to be reported. In order to strengthen this a regulation that recently went into effect requires anyone doing clinical trials that are phase 2 or above to report all outcomes on clinical trials.Gov. Here is link with a bit more information: http://prsinfo.Clinicaltrials.Gov/fdaaa.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharma, MDs: Can you take BP medicine every other day if you have control. Since 1/2 life of drugs vary, what is unique about every 24 Hrs & why.?
The way they r built: most BP meds have pharmacokinetics or chemical properties that allow a steady state or plateauing effect with an agent geared around 24 hrs. If you therefore take a med made that way only half as often as meant to be you will likely get a yo-yoing effect with the meds hence BP may vary too widely. I'd stick with the plan and not try to "beat the system". You can't "fool Mother Nature"! ...Read more
Integrate both and..: A comprehensive integrative medical assessment, including nutrigenomics, can reveal nutrient deficiencies and need for genetically driven individualized treatment. Nutrients, herbs and medicines can all play a role in achieving wellness. The benefit of this approach minimizes the dose of medication, if needed. This in turn minimizes the side effects of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metroruboril is a: proprietary blend of herbal extracts and metronidazole antibiotic. Metronidazole is often used to treat rosacea. There have been some studies showing the calming effect of some botanicals also. If your facial redness has been diagnosed as rosacea, you might give this product a try. But don't spend too much on it until you know that it works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer