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Remote Globe Puppy

The New York times just ran a story about how Mongolia uses a system for their mail where each address consists of three words. A clever British start-up company What3Words divided a map of the world into 57 trillion pieces, … Continue reading

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If Doctors Ran Their Practice Like The Airlines

Physicians could make so much more money if we could charge like the airline industry does. Starting with appointments, there would be a surcharge for the most popular times. Last minute appointments are extra, on the theory that the patient … Continue reading

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A New Target for Food Companies

Food companies use sophisticated science and psychology to get people to buy their food. Using combinations of salt, sugar, and fat, among other things, they entice us and cause actual addiction. Although many people are rightfully concerned given the levels … Continue reading

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Spam Flattery

You’re familiar with email spam, but what you may not know is that people also try and spam blogs by posting comments that in effect are actually advertisements. Some of these spammers are cleaver and don’t come right out making … Continue reading

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FDA and Generic OxyContin

As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, the pain killer OxyContin is set to go generic next year, and Purdue Pharma is trying to postpone it. A funny thing often happens before a drug goes generic. Close to that … Continue reading

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Over-the-Counter Lipitor?

According to sources in the Wall Street Journal this week, Pfizer said they would apply to sell Lipitor over the counter. This is a bad, bad idea. Lipitor is in the class of medications commonly called statins. Although it’s an … Continue reading

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