Dr. Wallach begins todays show discussing ways to "recession-proof" your life. Outlining the financial and tax benefits associated with having a home-based business. Doc also asserts that with a few years primary care/family physicians will be a thing of the past. Because companies like Walmart are opening health clinics in their stores for consumer convenience.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news story concerning fraud lawsuits brought against Merck & Co. This huge pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay the government $650 million for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid. The suits claim the company allegedly systematically charged Medicare patients more for the same drugs it was selling to doctors and hospitals provided they bought huge amounts. The suits also claim the company paid doctors "kick-backs" for writing prescriptions.
- Olive has questions regarding a diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus.
- John asks Dr. Wallach if the diabetes drug he takes could cause an irregular heart beat.
- Melinda was recently diagnosed with gall stones.
- Charles suffers from chronic fibromyalgia.