No Politician Left Behind: Letter to the Maverick—Arizona Now Outlaws Hats
|By: Doug Martin Tuesday August 10, 2010 8:54 am|
|By: ADC14 Tuesday November 17, 2009 5:50 pm|
Pfizer pulls an Ann Arbor on New London, CT—takes the money and runs.
|By: libbyliberal Wednesday September 9, 2009 4:09 pm|
Bill Moyers describes our unwellness so well:
Those crackpots on the right praying for Obama to die and be sent to hell — they’re the warp and woof of home-grown nuttiness. So is the creature from the Second Amendment who showed up at the President’s rally armed to the teeth. He’s certainly one of us. Red, white, and blue kooks are as American as apple pie and conspiracy theories.
Bill Maher asked me on his show last week if America is still a great nation. I should have said it’s the greatest show on earth. Forget what you learned in civics about the Founding Fathers — we’re the children of Barnum and Bailey, our founding con men. Their freak show was the forerunner of today’s talk radio.
|By: BooRadley Sunday March 29, 2009 1:59 am|
Do your legs feel tingly? Do you suffer from mood swings before your period? Would you take a mind-altering drug to quit smoking?
If so, the pharmaceutical industry and the University of Wisconsin-Madison want to teach your doctor a lesson.
Drug companies have largely taken over the field of doctor education, in part by bankrolling physician education courses at medical schools.
Critics say the practice increases medical costs by encouraging doctors to write prescriptions for expensive brand-name drugs and by exaggerating the frequency and prevalence of rare conditions. It also promotes the use of drugs not approved for the ailments.
A Journal Sentinel investigation found that industry-funded doctor education courses offered at UW often present a slanted view by favoring prescription medications over non-drug therapies and by failing to mention important side effects.