Dr. Wallach starts the show today discussing the effect the government health plan is having on the medical industry. As the government cracks down on double billing within the Medicare system more and more specialists are moving into other fields. At the same time employers are also cutting back on health plans. Doc asserts that people need to educate themselves on their own health so they can be in control of their health.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach disucss a news story regarding an advisory panel that approved the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin. The drug know as drospirenone has been linked to deaths in women. The FDA allowed the drug on the market despite knowing that at least four members on the panel disclosed they had financial ties to the manufacturor. The FDA also did not make these disclosures public but rather withheld that information along with court documents that stated the manufacturor withheld data on blood clots.
- Cloe's daughter was born with cystic fibrosis and wants to know how to prevent futher CF children.
- Elaine is on gluten free diet and saw many symptoms subside but is seeing symptoms cropping up again.
- Shirlette has a friend whose mother has several health challenges including obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and a blood infection.
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