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    A New Epilepsy Drug – Vimpat®

    Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

    Finally, after 6 months of waiting, we were able to see a new neurologist and she suggested that we try Tasya on a new drug called Vimpat®. We were desperately trying to get our daughter off of Topamax® as it was hurting her cognitively and she was beginning to have breakthrough seizures again. So one […]

    General News From the World of Science

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

    Today’s blog is just a gathering of things I’ve learned recently while perusing the numerous journals I subscribe to. A recent issue of The Lancet published a study that says that if your BMI (body mass index) is 30-35 which is the definition of moderate obesity, you can expect to have 2-4 years cut off of […]

    Reducing Inflammation – Part I

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    Since this blog site is entitled, Toxic World Blog, you might imagine that I would discuss the issue of environmental toxicity and inflammation first and you would be right. It’s the obvious first choice and one that needs to be addressed in both a global as well as personal way. Not only do we have […]

    Crestor Jupiter Study – Problems, Issues and Solutions

    Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

    The recently reported study JUPITER, which shows that the drug Crestor, aka rosuvastatin, would help reduce inflammation in the arteries which would help reduce the number of heart attacks has got me puzzled. What struck me was the amazed reactions by physicians who were shocked, shocked that C-Reactive Protein, a marker for inflammation, was a […]

    Cutler Interview

    Thursday, October 16th, 2008

    Ealier this year, I did an interview with Andrew Cutler, PhD talking about his thoughts on autism, mercury, and porphyrin testing. You can listen to it on my podcast site by clicking this link. Just recently, Michael Ross, did a transcript of the interview that you can download and read for yourself. Thank you Michael […]

    Cholesterol Drugs for Children? You Must Be Kidding!

    Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

    When I first read the article at MSNBC, I checked my calendar to see if somehow it was April Fools Day and some one was playing a very bad joke on me. If there was ever a sign that personal responsibilty, parental control, and medical idiocy all joined forces at the same time, this is […]

    Placebo – Obecalp – A New Way to Treat Patients

    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

    Coming soon to a store near you will be a cherry flavored placebo for children. According to the New York Times and reviews by Dr. Martin Stein, the placebo Obecalp will be available to give to kids (Obecalp spelled backwards is placebo). Turns out that 10-20% of children with ADHD react positively to placebos so this […]

    Anticholinergic Drugs and Memory Loss – Better Wear Diapers Instead

    Friday, April 18th, 2008

    Incontinence drugs like Detrol, have now been linked to memory problems and other psychological ills.  According to this article on MSNBC.com, “The people who took the drugs had a 50 percent faster rate of cognitive decline compared to those who didn’t take any.” That is pretty staggering if you ask me. Other drugs in the […]

    Clinical Trial Transparency – A Long Time In Coming

    Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

    Pharmaceutical companies have been under fire recently because data that showed that some of their drugs had significant side-effects or were not as effective as we were told or that they had serious human research protection violations when studied were hidden from the public and even the FDA. The journal Science, recently reviewed a new […]

    Vaccines and Money, It’s All About The Profit

    Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

    There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding vaccines and autism as well as whether flu shots really benefit anyone. For years, the pharmaceutical industry has bemoaned how vaccines didn’t make them any money so they were really for the benefit of the people. Oh really?  Click on this link to an industry newsletter and […]

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