A patient diagnosed with thyroid problems filled a prescription for the drug levothyroxine. It was written by the doctor for 75 micrograms. It was dispensed at 25 micrograms. Months went by before the mistake was noticed. “Since this started, my hair has been brittle and falling out, my skin has […]
Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. – Ernest Hemingway Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate life, love and luck. It is a time to be grateful for family and friends. It is a […]
Protecting Creative Speech in Practice Let’s talk intellectual property. Not patents and trade secrets, not that “hard stuff.” I’m talking creative intellectual property. What some call “soft IP.” You are on-line and copy images or audio to use somewhere else—like a video presentation. Do you give credit to the original […]
Why is it important to vote? Because it is an opportunity to change the future of the country. Voting is a privilege and a right, but, more aptly, it should be considered a duty — a responsibility every American should take seriously. Although it has been very different at during […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) crept cautiously closer to curbing the opioid crisis by approving sweeping changes as to how the prescription drugs are labeled. Going forward, such medications must have a boxed warning that includes the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), an initiative aimed […]
Last week, Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle. The hurricane was the third strongest to strike the United States and the largest to ever make landfall on the Florida Panhandle.