Pharmacogenomics is one of the keys to medication-quality improvements. For patients with major depression disorder (MDD), pharmacogenomics improves the treatment response rate by 70% and increases quality-adjusted life-years by 0.316 years. Moreover, improved clinical outcomes saved the health system $3,711 per patient in direct medical costs. Precision medicine can enhance clinical outcomes for the patient while reducing the costs of trial-and-error medicine.
The Neuro-Protective Properties of Cannabinoids: Cannabis was considered medicine for thousands of years and only over the last eighty years has it been stigmatized as a drug of abuse. Thanks to countless scientists and their curiosity, we now understand that the compounds in cannabis interact directly with a widespread and complex system, named... By BONNI GOLDSTEIN, M.D. Cover photo courtesy of Allie Beckett Marijuana / Cannabis / News / Medical
Bioidentical Hormones and Other Compounded Medicines in Jeopardy BIG PHARMA closing in to rule our existence and the bill to stop compounding pharmacies to give natural hormone treatments so they can force synthetic versions 1000 times the cost for the natural versions. The bill to regulate the compounding facilities is in committee, silently heading into legislature. Western medicine I have found really doesn't HEAL anymore.
It is amazing how often food recalls happen here in the US. In March 2015 the FDA issued sixteen recalls for everything from mislabeled to contaminated foodstuffs. According to the CDC, food-borne illnesses cause about 300,000 hospitalizations annually and 5,000 deaths. It’s not just contaminated food that harms our fellow humans. Back in 2012, contaminated steroid medicine from a Massachusetts pharmaceutical compounding center caused a massive spinal meningitis outbreak in the US. That…