Today, an FDA panel voted unanimously that phenylephrine (PE), the drug that replaced pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) as an over-the-counter decongestant, is ineffective, something I
It's not at all surprising that CDC data from 2020 shows an increase in drug overdose deaths.
#An opinion piece by ACSH advisor Dr. Jeffery Singer and Dr. Josh Bloom entitled "Stop Making Surgeons Undertreat Postoperative Pain" was published in the latest issue of General Surgery News.
As if our never-ending war on drugs hasn't already done enough damage (1), children are now in the cross-hairs.
"I cut it twice and it's still too short" is an old carpenter's joke about persistence coupled with incompetence. It's a pretty good joke.
ACSH friend Dr. Vanila Singh, the former Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S.
It's May 1st in New York. The composition of the air is roughly 50% pollen and 50% nitrogen, oxygen, etc. Could anyone use a decongestant? How about an effective decongestant? How do you pick the right one?
Earlier this year I wrote about how our misguided and foolish "policies" to control drugs of abuse were simply backfiring and causing more damage to opioid users (and abusers).
It is only logical that if someone makes the same mistake once or twice it might be wise to stop and think. But perhaps that is giving the CDC and FDA too much credit.