Allstate et al., You've Got It All Wrong…

I’m feeling particularly cranky today. In my continuing tirade against the auto insurance industry’s apparent war against its insureds, I want to once again address the way in which, you, the consumer, with the good driving record, who has dutifully paid premiums on time, is getting the shaft by your insurer. God help us all if […]

Hey Publix, Why Don't You Run for President?

Last week, the Florida based supermarket chain Publix Super Markets announced the launch of its free prescription drug program at its 684 Publix Pharmacies for seven well-known antibiotics. Customers will only have to provide their prescription and they can get up to a two week supply, filled at no charge, regardless of prescription insurance provider. Bravo Publix!

New FDA Rules Impose Objectivity on Drug Approvals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it intends to implement a tougher  approach when considering potential conflicts of interest for its advisory committee members and for recommending eligibility for meeting participation. Doctors who receive more than $50,000 from a company or a competitor whose product is being discussed would no longer […]

Doctors and Drug Companies: Not Strange Bedfellows

A recent article published in The New York Times exposed that all over the country, doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals often receive large payouts from drug companies in exchange for the promotion of certain medications. It’s a bit more subtle than the image of doctors waiting in line at the door of the drug company, hands a-waiting […]

Victims in New Jersey who suffer serious physical harm from pharmacy related-errors will be denied all recourse should the members of the state legislature prevail in the passage of a bill that claims to help prevent pharmacy errors.

Citizens of New Jersey, would it shock you to learn that in response to concerns about a dangerous increase in pharmacy-related prescription errors, your state legislature has introduced a bill, which if enacted into law, would preclude all forms of recourse should your pharmacist’s mistake cause you or your loved ones to suffer serious physical […]