Category: Healthcare

On esoteric EU taxes . . .

I learn interesting facts from a variety of places. It’s one of the things I love about my job. On Allergan’s recent earnings call, the company mentioned new taxes in Europe being implemented on facial aesthetic procedures (such as Botox…

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…

Is Coffee healthy?

One of the questions that gets posed to me regularly as a physician is: “Is coffee bad for me?” Well, a wonderful study was published in the Aug 18 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine called “Association of…