Online Pharmacy Dangers

MH900390552A recent FDA study -1 in 4 Americans have purchased prescription medicines online. At this writing there are approximately 35,000 – 50,000 online drug-seller websites.

Recently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, Internet Pharmacies: Federal Agencies and States Face Challenges Combating Rogue Sites, Particularly Those Abroad detailing the large and grave problem of illegal, online pharmacies. You need to know it concluded that 97% of all online drug sellers operate illegally.  In 2012 FDA sent warning letters to one internet company ‘’.

FYI: It is illegal to in the US to get prescription meds without having had a recent medical evaluation – that is one needs a valid prescription. There are many good health reasons this is so:

– you may have been taking medication in the past but your body and it reaction to the medication can change with time,

– do you need a stronger dosage,

– are you having complications

– no or not sufficient improvement with the medication

All too common many of the medications purchased online are counterfeits or misbranded drugs.

HONESTLY – Do you want to put a chemical that you purchased from an illegitimate sources into your body?

Do We Have the Right to Know the President’s Medications?

Why, when the CEO of a public company (traded on stock exchange) has a medical issue, MUST it be reported to the SEC? Recall Warren Buffet’s announcement of being diagnosed with prostate cancer.  There was a bit of a hoopla when Apple CEO Steve Job delayed reporting his cancer. If it is related to the almighty dollar, society has a right to know.

As we get ready to choose the next ‘leader of the free-world’, do we presume, or do we have a right to know, about his health history? What medication is your candidate on? Does he have any medical issues we need to know about?

I believe we have the right to know!

Hollywood, as often occurs, brings matters to the forefront. Remember the 6th season of West Wing, the TV sitcom on life in the White House, when President Bartlett was discovered to have multiple sclerosis (MS). The public and his staff were rightly indignant not to have been informed of his problem before they supported him.

But how far should we take this? Do you want to know if the US Supreme Court judges are ill or on medications that might alter their judgment?

Life Line

Rightfully called a Life-Line an intravenous line (IV)  opens the ability to infuse directly into the blood life saving blood, fluid, medication and even electric wires to control your heart! You may have had an IV or seen a person with one in place, but do you know much about it?  It’s one of the first things done in a medical situation. DocHandal lets you know when, how and most important what to watch for once an IV is ‘in’ – so Listen Up!