CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1999
High cost of prescription drugs = bad pill to swallow. EDWARD H. ROMAN Victorville
June 21, 2010 |
I would like to tell you about a remedy for leg cramps or spasms. One evening we were playing cards with some friends, and suddenly my husband bent over with a severe leg cramp. Our host went to the refrigerator, got the jar of pickles and poured 1/4 glass of pickle juice. He told my husband to drink it, and the leg cramps eased almost immediately. Have you ever heard of such a remedy? We have heard from many other readers that pickle juice can ease leg cramps. Scientists at Brigham Young University recently tested this remedy on 10 college students.
March 28, 2012 |
In 1957, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth-control pills, it wasn't for birth control. The contraceptives won approval as a treatment for severe menstrual disorders; temporary infertility was a side effect. Funny, women across the country suddenly started complaining in droves about severe menstrual disorders. As religiously-affiliated organizations, such as Catholic hospitals and universities, continue to complain about federal policies that would require that health insurance cover family planning (President Obama worked out a compromise deal under which the insurance companies would absorb the cost, but the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops still sees this as undue interference)
September 29, 1987 |
Robert B. Greenblatt, a retired professor at the Medical College of Georgia and an internationally known endocrinologist who did pioneering work in oral contraception, died Sunday at his residence here. He was 80. Greenblatt, who came to the college 52 years ago as a research fellow, had received international recognition for pioneering work in the sequential oral contraceptive pill and the oral fertility pill.
September 11, 2012 |
To most people, the story of the placebo effect is simple: Because we believe that medicine makes us healthier, a pill - even if it is just sugar - causes us to feel better when we take it. As a result, the placebo effect has generally been considered a conscious process, the result of seeing the pill and the doctor in the white coat who gives it to us. But a new study, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests...
June 14, 1992
The table on executive compensation was quite illuminating. The high compensation in salaries and "stock awards" for executives in companies in "the health field" has solved a puzzle for me. Now I know why antibiotics cost $1.50 per pill, and a weekly cancer chemotherapy injection runs $400 per shot. WILFRED COUZIN Laguna Niguel