Month: September 2012

Myth-busting: Diet soda does NOT cause cancer

A misperception I encounter frequently is that diet soda (or perhaps more specifically artificial sweetener) causes cancer. This is completely untrue. Splenda (sucralose) is safe. Equal & NutraSweet (both made from aspartame) are safe. Sweet ‘N Low (saccharin) is safe.…

A challenging year for drug development

There are many unmet medical needs.  We (mankind in general) have some fantastic drugs and therapies, but there are great strides yet to be made. Going into 2012, there were two specific classes of drugs that held great promise.  The…

Investing in uncertain times

It is my obligation as a fiduciary to consider at all times where I might be wrong in my investing decisions.  While I always need to consider each individual stock, sometimes it is also important to contemplate the possible moves…

Words of wisdom – Carpe Diem

Quote of the day:  “The most important depreciating asset we have is time” — Bob Schmetterer (former chairman and chief executive of the advertising firm Euro RSCG Worldwide) source: This quote appeared in a New York Times article: Wealth Matters…