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A Tribute to a Friend I Never Knew

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Perhaps it's because Brittany Murphy suffered from the same health condition or simply because she died on my birthday. Regardless, I am compelled to write a tribute I hope might save others.

Medicalization is the New Happy Hour

Elissa Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elissa Stein

We are becoming, or perhaps we now are, a society of quick fixes. Of convenience. Of taking the easy way out. Inconvenienced by periods? Sign up for Lybrel. Can't get it up anymore? Take Viagra.

Harlem Memorializes Michael Jackson at Apollo Theater

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Lauri Lyons

The Apollo Theater's memorial tribute to Michael Jackson might as well have been Mardi Gras in Harlem.

Real Healthcare Reform Starts With Prescription Drug Reform

David S. Kloth, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David S. Kloth, M.D.

The healthiest approach to our health care system is to begin by reducing its enormous waste and fixing its glaring inefficiencies. Only then can we truly have a reformed health care system.

Drug Or Soccer Team? Take The Quiz!

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We've all gotten used to making fun of prescription drug names, which pretty much all sound like someone took the Latin word for youth or health or ...

More Than Half Million Kids React Badly To Drugs

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — More than half a million U.S. children yearly have bad reactions or side effects from widely used medicines that require medical treat...

Health Care Reform: Drug Companies Are The Big Winners

usnews.com | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Congress gets closer to final healthcare-reform legislation, the central question remains murky: Who will foot the bill? Figures contained in th...

Who Owns Congress?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

How does it happen that Wall Street was able to convince Congress to deregulate their industry, to be in a position to bring the economy down?

Congressman Elijah Cummings: It's Our Moral Responsibility

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

I talked extensively with Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and what is apparent is the Congressman's passion to reform our nation's health care system.

Michael Steele: Meet Amanda Duzak

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

At a student dialogue Tuesday, recent grad Amanda Duzak told Steele that her mother was unable to afford medication, and died recently of cancer. Steele turned his back on her, and the crowd applauded.

Prescription Drug Bulk Purchasing Finally a Reality...In LA

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

If the City of Los Angeles can put a prescription drug bulk purchasing card in the hands of every resident, why can't the United States of America?

LA Rx: Making Medicine Affordable for LA

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Starting today, every major pharmacy in Los Angeles will give a 5 to 40 percent discount on the prescription medication people need to live a healthy life.

MJ's Story Highlights Ease of Getting Prescriptions

Brad Lamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Lamm

These prescriptions have enormous medical value for a variety of ailments, but without proper screening of patients they are as deadly as cyanide and as disruptive as a loaded gun on a playground.

David Vitter Had a Lousy Week

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

David Vitter does seem to have a recurring problem resisting temptations that cross ethical and legal boundaries, doesn't he?

Health Care Reform Begins in the Kitchen

Barry Sears | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barry Sears

For health care reform to be meaningful, it has to start in the kitchen. If that happens, then you can have basic insurance for everyone without breaking the bank.

Healthcare Reformers: Dance With The Ones Who Brung Ya

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

While the dance of legislation can be painful to watch, I still like the Democrats' chances for healthcare reform better than Tom DeLay's on Dancing with the Stars.

"Is Dirt the New Prozac?"

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

If your doctor advises you to get dirty instead of taking a pill to perk up your mood, don't look at her strangely. Pride yourself on having a physician who is on the cutting edge.

A Call to Action: Rabbis for Health Care Reform

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

The National Jewish Democratic Council is bringing together rabbis from across the country to stand up for comprehensive health insurance reform and we need your help and your voice.

Small Good News: Doctor, I Keep Seeing Direct-To-Consumer Spots Before My Eyes

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

So I was on a coast-to-coast flight {deep vein thrombosis?}, feeling a crick in my neck {fibromyalgia?} and a bit of the blues that sometimes set in a...

PhRMA Walks Back Claim Of White House Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In yet another in a series of evolving statements and backtracks, an official with the country's major pharmaceutical lobby said on Monday that it nev...

New York Times: Drug Prescription information A "Commodity Bought And Sold In A Murky Marketplace"

nytimes.com | MILT FREUDENHEIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MORE than 10 years after she tried without success to have a baby, Marcy Campbell Krinsk is still receiving painful reminders in her mail. The ads and...

The Horrifying Hidden Story Behind Drug Company Profits

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Johann Hari

Far from being a font of innovation, the drug market has become stagnant. Companies squander a fortune developing "me-too" drugs so they can take out a new patent and receive another avalanche of profits.

The Impossible Dream: Can We Get Better Health Care for Less?

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

Much of your waning support on health care can be blamed on -- or credited to -- right-wing Republicans, but I have to say, Mr. President, that part of the blame lies with you.

Prescription Drugs: Keep Out of Reach of Teens

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

"Pharming" is when teens swap prescription and/or over-the-counter medications and take them all at once, often with alcohol, to get high. This has become a popular and dangerous trend among teens.

Loose Reins On Nurses In Drug Abuse Program

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Over 4 1/2 years, Melony Currier had been discovered high in her car at a Hollywood hospital, stolen anesthetics at a San Gabriel Valley hospital, bee...