Pharmacist guilty of misconduct over death

An experienced pharmacist who went against her concerns and dispensed a hardcore chemotherapy drug to a patient who died days later has been found guilty of professional misconduct. Melbourne pharmacist Jennifer Barca inappropriately dispensed an unsafe dose of methotrexate to Ian Gilbert, 77, despite raising concerns with his doctor the dose prescribed was too high.… Read More »

The Case for Keto

Dr. Mercola Interviews the Experts This article is part of a weekly series in which Dr. Mercola interviews various experts on a variety of health issues. To see more expert interviews, click here. Journalist Gary Taubes has written several books on diet, including “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” “The Diet Delusion,” “Why We Get Fat: And… Read More »

Dried blood spots have clear advantages over mini tubes when it comes to lab analysis of home collected samples for HIV and syphilis testing

Blood samples taken at home and sent by post to labs to screen for HIV and syphilis are more likely to be successfully processed when the collection technique used is dried blood spots rather than mini tubes, investigators from the UK report in Sexually Transmitted Infections. Close to 95% of dried blood spot samples were… Read More »