Jacob Puliyel, MD, MRCP, Former Head of Pediatrics at St. Stephens Hospital Delhi, Director of Research Projects, Holy Family Hospital, Delhi, India. “A fear of the new coronavirus has all of us petrified – but it is important to look at the numbers in context and ease our impression of the virus’s lethality. Ten million…

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The War Zone reports that the federal government released 85 million N95 masks to handle the H1N1 outbreak of 2009; it failed to replenish the stock, resulting in a major shortage that puts doctors, nurses, and health care providers in hospitals at high risk. At retail, the masks cost between .75cents and $1.25. “The N95 masks are…

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At a minimum, the practice of responsible medicine requires that physicians who prescribe drugs whose  known severe adverse side effects are likely to cause their patients irreversible harm, requires that those physicians follow monitoring guidelines to ensure their patients’ safety. 

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U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Wyeth (and by extension, the pharmaceutical industry) which claimed immunity from liability for its failure warn about adverse drug effects by invoking FDA preemption

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