Daily Archives: February 12, 2015

Should You Trust Your Doctors Prescription?

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Should You Trust Your Doctors Prescription? John Oliver of Last Week Tonight does a great job on explaining (and criticizing) the links of doctors who prescribe your medicine to big pharmaceutical companies.

Want to know whether your doctor has received anything from big pharma?

Go check out the Open Payments website, a database maintained by the federal government (thanks, Obama) which could clue you in on any “gifts” received by your physician.

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Health Supplements Review: GNC Herbal Plus, Target Up&Up, Walmart Spring Valley

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Do the health supplements you buy really contain the ingredients they are advertised to contain? Maybe not! A health supplements review by the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has revealed that several supplements do not contain the plant species identified on the label. For this reason, the attorney general issued cease and desist letters to four stores selling these products — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

According to the NY Attorney General, the products in question are as follows:

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