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Pharmacotherapy

Your Medication Can Kill You!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Yes, side effects of medications can kill. But so can the side effects of declining medications we really need. When prescribed judiciously by clinicians who know what they are doing to patients who know what they are getting, drugs are far more likely to help than harm.

Qnexa: Desperate Measure For Desperate Times

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

FDA approval of Qnexa will represent a rather desperate measure at a desperate time for desperate individuals of a desperate society. So be it. But our desperate need to address this problem decisively is long overdue and should be the mother of far better invention than this.

Fast Food Restaurants Contemplating Offering Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs With Meals

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A recent editorial proposes that fast food restaurants consider giving out a cholesterol-lowering statin drug with each meal, just as they give away little packets of ketchup. Surely, this must be a joke, right?