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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, November 22, 2010

big pharma/pharmaceutical/drug companies fined for fraud, cowboys

one of the big pharma companies-glaxosmithkline was just
fined $750 million for committing medicare  and medicaid
fraud for selling defective drugs    
this is not a generic company

the drugs were the antinausea medication kytril, the topical
antibiotic bactroban, the antidepressant paxil cr, and type 2
diabetes drug avandamet

the drugs were contaminated by bacteria, were split in half,
or did not have the correct amount of effective ingredients,
plus other defects

a employee whistleblower turned them in    
she got $96 million
some states will get $160 million     most states could use
the money

the medicare/medicaid fraud team that investigated the
fraud was funded with $350 million by the health care reform act  
it has recovered $3 billion so far for medicare/medicaid fraud
pretty good investment huh      
add that to the benefits of the new health care law

a sgk spokesman regretted not manufacturing the drugs to
the appropriate standards     the facility that made the
faulty drugs has been closed
luckily no significant harm was caused by the faulty drugs
they just did not work-you continued to be nauseated, your
skin infection did not heal as fast, your depression was not
controlled, and your diabetes was not controlled

no wonder patients have a mistrust of the drug companies-
things like this do not help gain patients trust
am always hearing from groups that the generics are not
as well made- well heres your branded meds not working
and not well made

could they be on the come back
they looked good yesterday
even the old man qarterback ran for a touchdown
am sure most quarterbacks wished they had the
cowboy receivers to pass to

turkey day will be important as they play the saints
go cowboys

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