The Dirty Ties Between Docs and Drug Makers

The Dirty Ties Between Docs and Drug Makers

July 30, 2013

Doctors, are the decision-makers in prescribing drugs. And to be fair, they often don’t realize that to prescribe a brand-name drug often means switching from a generic that costs many times less. Costs are invisible to them. Which perversely means that the money that drug makers pump into the system has that much more power […]

Drug Abuse and Your Body: Exposed

Drug Abuse and Your Body: Exposed

July 22, 2013

Drugs impact every organ in the body. In this easy to read graphic, we demonstrate the impact of the most commonly abused drugs on the body’s organs and its systems. Symbols for different drugs make it easy for you to see which organs are affected by which drugs. Knowledge is powerful, find out more about […]

Why Americans pay so much for brand-name drugs

Why Americans pay so much for brand-name drugs

April 12, 2013

Prescription drugs are more expensive in the United States than in any other developed nation. In 2003, pharmaceutical purchases made up 11 percent of total US healthcare spending, and the amount continues to rise. While these costs hit consumers hard, health systems also feel the pinch, spending more on drugs than any other supply expense. […]

Why Are Medications Cheaper in Canada?

Why Are Medications Cheaper in Canada?

March 26, 2013

Ever wonder why medications are cheaper in Canada than the United States? This infographic explains why drug prices are higher in the US than other industrialized countries. Source

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The Dirty Little Secrets Of The Pharmaceutical Industry

February 8, 2013

As you already know, we are constantly bombarded with drug commercials everywhere. TV, newspaper, billboards, internet, you name it and they are there. We recently came across this infographic which points out some of the ways drug companies operate that we may not know about. For example, did you know pharmaceutical companies spend about $19 […]

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The Economy of Counterfeit Drugs

January 12, 2013

Most people depend on pharmacies, hospitals and other health care facilities to give them the right kinds of medications, right? Did you know, however, what you’re putting in your body could actually contain ingredients your doctor didn’t prescribe you? In 2009, two people died because they thought they were taking a traditional anti-diabetic medication to […]

Snake Oil?

Snake Oil?

October 16, 2012

So says a fantastic new infographic about the scientific evidence for popular health supplements showing tangible health benefits when taken orally by an adult with a healthy diet. Source

Drug Abuse and Your Body

Drug Abuse and Your Body

August 2, 2012

Drugs impact every organ in the body. In this easy to read graphic, we demonstrate the impact of the most commonly abused drugs on the body’s organs and its systems. Symbols for different drugs make it easy for you to see which organs are affected by which drugs. Knowledge is powerful, find out more about […]

What The Health?

What The Health?

July 30, 2012

The who, what, when, and huh of the new health care reform. Source