Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing the Crisco story. Stating that in 1952 Procter & Gamble gave the American Heart Association $1.7 million dollars to promote Crisco as a healthy alternative to lard and butter. In order to promote the Crisco a campaign was developed to demonize the use of the animal products. Only in the last few years has there been a pull back of that ideology.Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding a study of "Off Label" prescribing. Which is when doctors prescribe patients drugs for uses that the drug was not originally approved. As an example the drug amitrptyline approved as a treatment for depression but is often prescribed for migraines. The study of over 26,000 patients found that there are a lot more adverse drug events when drugs were prescribed for off label use. In fact if patients are taking eight drugs or more the amount of adverse events increases five fold.Callers
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