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January 2009

Big pharma uses attractive, ex-cheerleader reps to hawk prescription drugs

Drug representatives have one mission: to convince your doctor to prescribe their overpriced, brand-name medications instead of more cost-effective generic drugs, according to the Web site Mr. Med Saver, a site that offers information to consumers to help them save money on prescription drugs. One of the greatest weapons that... Read more →

If you're a baby boomer who takes erectile dysfunction medications, read this warning

Baby boomers who take three well-known erectile dysfunction medications should be extremely careful if they also take any of 56 other drugs, including many commonly prescribed anti-angina and certain blood pressure medications, grapefruit juice, and St. John’s Wort, warns Public Citizen. The three erectile dysfunction drugs are Viagra, chemical name... Read more →

Silvers Summit addresses technology needs of baby boomers as they grow older

Among the throngs of thousand attending the 2009 International Computer Electronics Show to ogle the latest electronic gadgets, one group will be focusing on how technology can help baby boomers as they age. At the Silvers Summit tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Venetian Hotel in Las... Read more →

It’s time to take action on genetically modified foods

I think that genetically modified foods need to be banned from the food supply. They aren’t safe. Ronnie Cummins, national director of the Organic Consumers Association, makes the case against the foods in his fact sheet “Hazards of Genetically Engineered Food and Crops: Why We Need a Global Moratorium.” Cummins... Read more →

Most people eat genetically modified food but don’t know it

I’ve been concerned about the health effects of genetically modified food for years, but hadn’t figured out how to approach this complex topic. A new book by scientist Lisa H. Weasel, “Food Fray: Inside the Controversy Over Genetically Modified Food,” lays out the events in history, science, and politics that... Read more →