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Drug and Food Interactions for the Thyroid Medication Levothyroxine
March 2023
Patients taking the widely prescribed hypothyroidism drug levothyroxine should be aware that it has clinically important interactions with many other prescription and over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements and even certain foods.
Lifesaving Insulin Remains Unaffordable for Too Many U.S. Patients
February 2023
In his editor’s column, Dr. Carome discusses the implications of new research documenting the extent of insulin rationing by diabetes patients in the United States due to Big Pharma’s relentless price gouging.
Congress Finally Passes Legislation to Make Drugs More Affordable for Medicare Patients
November 2022
In his editor’s column, Dr. Carome discusses the major provisions of the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that will help make prescription drugs more affordable for Medicare patients.
Pharma's Price Gouging on Insulin Is Literally Killing Patients
April 2019
Many diabetes patients, including some with health insurance, can no longer afford to take the dosage of life-saving insulin prescribed by their doctors because of price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry. For some of these patients, the rationing of unaffordable insulin has proved to be fatal.
Insulin Pumps Need More Scrutiny, Say American and European Diabetes Groups
November 2015
Insulin pumps have been promoted as an important technological advancement in diabetes care. Find out why Public Citizen’s Health Research Group considers these devices too dangerous to use.
Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment
May 2014
The treatment options for Type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. This article provides a comprehensive summary of our independent expert views on the best approaches for preventing and treating this common disease.
What Should People Do if They Miss a Dose of Their Medicine?
May 2011
This article, adapted for U.S. patients from an excellent review of the topic in the U.K., gives answers as to what course of action to follow if you miss a dose.
Review of Type-2 Diabetes Medication Liraglutide (VICTOZA)
April 2011
This article reviews the safety and efficacy of liraglutide (VICTOZA), a new medication used to treat type-2 diabetes.