Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing a news story concerning the Illinois state Medicaid program. Apparently due to budget cuts the state is cutting the pharmacy program and will no longer help pay for prescriptions for the elderly and poor. Doc asserts this will continue to happen across the country. Recommending that people contact their Youngevity associate and get an FDI pharmacy card that provides big discounts on prescriptions, lab tests and hearing aids.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article concerning two new blood thinner drugs. The drugs Pradaxa and Xarelto have been linked to an increased risk of death. In fact in 2011 the FDA there were 542 deaths associated with Pradaxa drugs reported to the FDA. There was no data available for Xarelto that was approved in November of 2011. Compared to 72 deaths associated to warfarin approved back in the 1950s.
- Joyce has questions regarding her dog recently diagnosed with bladder cancer.
- Kimberly has two questions the first concerns a man with hypertension, edima in his legs and low blood platlet counts. Second she has questions regarding a woman with rheumatoid arthritis.
- Krisie has questions concerning PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and weight gain.
- Julie has hypothryoidism and wants to lose weight using Yougevity's "ASAP" product but has concerns about drug interactions.
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