Pharmacist Ben Fuchs fills in for Dr. Wallach. Ben starts the show discussing the fact that all drugs have side effects. Asserting that drugs only shut down body functions to mask the symptoms of disease.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Ben Fuchs discuss a news story concerning the diabetes drug "Avandia". The drug has been linked to heart attacks and adverse cardiac events. However, the consumer group Public Citizen is now reporting that the FDA was made aware of links to cardiac problems more than 7 years ago.
- Flo has been recently diagnosed as a type II diabetic.
- Lou has a daughter diagnosed with celiac disease.
- Anne has problems with chronic diarrhea.