The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Over the years, I’ve noticed some fairly egregious logical fallacies, half-truths, outright borderline-deception, and other ridiculousness in the arena of pharmaceutical drugs advertised on TV (“Direct-to-Consumer” advertising, or “DTC”).  The slipperiness and spin are atrocious.  I thought I’d point out a few examples.  The rhetorical retorts that follow the bolded phrases are almost exclusively the … More The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Mystery SOLVED (?)

I don’t want to say it’s solved for sure, but I could very well have just found a nugget. Some of y’all are (well) aware that I live with an adult-onset histamine excess that causes me much grief, and has done so for more than 7 years. The interesting–and frustrating–part is, it doesn’t seem to … More Mystery SOLVED (?)

Morgellons Disease ~ a real-life X-file

She walked into the clinic one day, with two folders tucked under her arm. She pulled one out.  “This is my official medical file.” Official…? It contained our standard New Patient intake questionnaires, filled out completely, although vague in some places, and some prior laboratory tests from a couple different doctors, both conventional and specialty. … More Morgellons Disease ~ a real-life X-file

My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 2 of 2 :)

This is a continuation of the previous post, which was simply too cool to be limited to one post.  😉 The previous disclaimers still apply – educational/entertainment purposes only, not intended as medical advice, consult with your licensed healthcare provider, yada yada. So, without further babbling, here’s Part 2. 🙂 Holy Basil (aka Tulsi) – … More My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 2 of 2 🙂

My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 1 of 2 :)

It’s been a while since I’ve actually done a “helpful, educational” post, so I figure hey–it’s time. 😉 Before I get started, I have to issue my usual disclaimers.  Things like “even though I’m a doctor, I’m unfortunately not yours, so this isn’t intended to be medical advice” and “this is for ‘entertainment/FYI purposes’ only” … More My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 1 of 2 🙂