As an OB/GYN and parent I find the FDA’s statement on anesthesia risks offensive. Here’s why.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning regarding the potential dangers of anesthesia in pregnancy and for young children. Specifically that “repeated or lengthy use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs during surgeries or procedures in children younger than 3 years or in pregnant women during their third trimester may affect the […]

When I’m Supreme Empress of Health, trans fats will be banned

Sometimes late at night I like to imagine myself as Supreme Empress of Health Care. Yes, I understand that America is a republic, but we need some major health care over hauling from someone who will A) actually get things done, B) think about the health of the nation as the political agenda, and C) […]

Lipitor OTC? Why the FDA needs to stop being Big Pharma’s whipping boy

It’s been all over the news. Pfizer is seeking to do what the magicians at Merck failed to conjure up with Mevacor, get an over-the-counter (OTC) approval for their statin Lipitor. NEWS FLASH: THEY ARE NOT DOING THIS TO BENEFIT SOCIETY (I know, a complete shocker to you all). Big Pharma only bellies back up […]

Dear FDA: a letter to those crazy kids in Washington about fluconazole in pregnancy

  Dear FDA, Thanks so much for your letter earlier today warning about the dangers of high dose fluconazole in pregnancy. It is nice to hear that you have changed it to a category D drug (known to cause birth defects). How 1990’s of you. I mean seriously kids, I knew fluconazole caused multiple birth […]