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Drugs December 2008 Archive

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Happy New Year from Dr. Mike!

Wednesday December 31, 2008
To all my friends and website users, have a peaceful, joyous and healthy new year. Hopefully, the new year will bring economic recovery and a peaceful solution for the conflicts ... Read More

New Prescription Product, Latisse, Increases Length, Thickness and Darkness of Eyelashes

Monday December 29, 2008
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Latisse (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%, a treatment for hypotrichosis of the eyelashes, according to a press release from Allergan, the company ... Read More

FDA Warns About Tainted Weight Loss Pills

Tuesday December 23, 2008
Are you putting on weight this holiday season? If so, beware of over-the-counter weight loss products! Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) alerted consumers not to purchase or use more ... Read More

2nd Generation Antidepressants Equally Effective

Tuesday December 16, 2008
According to a new practice guideline from the American College of Physicians (ACP), second-generation antidepressants are equally effective for treatment of depression in adults. Second-generation antidepressants include: Celexa (citalopram) Cymbalta (duloxetine) Desyrel ... Read More

Going to a Holiday Party? Try to avoid pussy foot and hairy armpit!

Friday December 12, 2008
iStockphoto Last weekend I went to a holiday party where my host was serving an array of mixed drinks. I was amused by their names pussy foot, a non-alcoholic ... Read More

Be Careful When You Mix Your Drugs with Dietary Supplements

Monday December 8, 2008
According to the Office of Dietary Supplements in the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent or more of adults in the U.S. use dietary supplements on a regular basis. Dietary supplements ... Read More

Got a Question About Your Medications? Ask Dr. Mike!

Thursday December 4, 2008
One of my greatest joys is to share my health-related knowledge and experience in a way that engages people and helps simplify their journey through the healthcare system. As a ... Read More

Do You Know What QID, HS, and DAW Mean?

Monday December 1, 2008
QID means four times each day. HS means at bedtime. And, DAW means dispense as written. These are three of the abbreviations doctors use when they write prescriptions. Your doctor uses ... Read More

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