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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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Thursday, August 15, 2013


i have to take medication every day even though i hate that i
have to take medication every day
the hope is that ill live longer and will be less likely to die from
a stroke or heart attack before im suppose to leave this earth
just maybe controlling my blood  pressure and cholesterol
may slow down the progression of my possible alzheimers disease
the aricpet (donepezil) will slow down the symptoms of that
awful disease

when i take these medicines i want to know that they were
manufactured safely and correctly
fda supervision helps reassure me some that thats the case

these are the drugs that i take generic lipitor generic cozaar
generic aricept and omeprazole
they are all generic but are made by reputable generic companies
that are under fda regulations and monitoring
the branded drugs which are more expensive are also under the
fdas supervision

there are things called compounding pharmacies
these guys are able to take medications and mix them specifically
for patients
i used a well known compounding pharmacy in this area eg
to mix up flagyl thats used for parasite infections and may be
the worst tasting medicine ever
they would mix it up for kids so that it was more palatable
and they would take it

they also made a concoction for warts that included an anticancer
skin cancer cream and an acid liquid that was impregnated on
a bandaid that could be used to help get rid of warts

thats what compounding pharmacies were made for
these things


of course they who ever they are figured out the rules and im sure
made donations to the right people so that they arent under the
fdas supervision
businesses were established that compounded medications for specific
patients wink wink wink by getting an order for the drug and then
it could be sent to a physcian or hospital or clinic to use
injectable steroids that are used for epidural steroid shots for back
or neck pain are mixed this way
they mix up 100s of these things maybe by not properly trained
employees not well regulated by the government
fungal contamination that lead to fungal meningitis
if you are a doctor you know how bad that is

imagine someone like me who has this dang ruptured disk
gets tired of dealing with it
opts for a steroid injection
gets one of these contaminated shots
gets fungal meningitis
receives those toxic drugs that are worse than chemotherapy
maybe you even die from it as some did
or become permanently disabled

hum wonder if ill get that epidural shot for my disk
probably not

then here locally
a 'compounding pharmacy' sent off some calcium gluconate thats given
iv to patients who need to up their calcium level
some received contaminated medicine and developed blood poisoning
form a bacterial infection

i would hate to see how that happened
did someone pick their nose or scratch their butt when they were mixing it
was it something stupid like that

you know like when you are at a deli or food service and you see those
people with gloves on that you worry about where they been with
those gloves or done while wearing those gloves

whats the answer

i dont have one
call a compounding pharmacy that sends out hundreds of orders a day
what it is
a drug manufacturing site and put it under strict fda regulations

im confounded about these compounded pharmacies
how did we let this happen

i think i know dont you

the organicgreen doctor

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