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Archive for the 'medication' Category

Your Doctor Prescribed a Medicine, But Will You Get It?

Seth J. Baum, MD In 2013 Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the CDC, judiciously proclaimed that “even one preventable death is one too many.” Just three years later we are.. read more

Cardiology News: PCSK9 Inhibitors

by Seth J. Baum MD Recently, there have been several articles discussing the development, efficacy, cost and long-term impact of novel cholesterol lowering drugs – called PCSK9 inhibitors – new.. read more

The Collapse of Modern Medicine – From Bedside to Phone Calls

by Seth J. Baum MD Intending no disrespect to true war veterans, I will tell you that the 1980s was our Vietnam. As medical residents in New York City, the.. read more

Accessing PCSK9 Inhibitors: An Ongoing Bottleneck for Patients and Their Doctors

by Seth J. Baum MD PCSK9 inhibitors are the most significant advance in the management of elevated cholesterol in the last 3 decades. These injectable medications are indisputably revolutionary: They.. read more

Response to Matt Perrone‘s April 20th Associated Press Piece on PCSK9 Inhibitors

by Seth J. Baum MD I was fortunate to have the opportunity to speak at length with Matt Perrone prior to his submitting an April 20th article on the PSCK9.. read more

FH Foundation’s National FH Registry Illustrates U.S. FH Population’s Risk for Early CHD

Posted on April 20th, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, familial hypercholesterolemia, FH, health, lipids, medication, medicine, News, statins

Important research recently published in the American Heart Association’s journals illustrates that the cardiovascular disease burden and treatment patterns among patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the US remain poorly.. read more

PCSK9 Inhibitors: Why Are They Under-Prescribed?

by Seth J. Baum, MD A recent article by Caroline Humer and Ransdell Pierson for Reuters reported on the unexpectedly paltry number of prescriptions for PCSK9 inhibitors, the revolutionary cholesterol.. read more

Curing Obamacare

Posted on February 29th, 2016 · Posted in health, health insurance, medication, News, prescription drugs

by Seth J. Baum, MD Sporadically during the presidential debates we hear discussions that attempt to resolve issues. One of the most contentious one relates to healthcare, Obamacare specifically. Few.. read more

Heart Month: Looking Back on 2015 and Forward into 2016

Posted on February 1st, 2016 · Posted in cardiology, health, medication, medicine, News, prescription drugs, Uncategorized

by Seth J. Baum, MD February is National Heart Month – a time of hope, jubilation and pride. Each year many of us write blogs or articles espousing the sentiments.. read more

Magnesium for the New Year: Multivitamin / Multi-minerals – A simple & Inexpensive Insurance Policy

Posted on December 28th, 2015 · Posted in health, medication, News, nutrition, nutritonal supplements, vitamins

by Seth J. Baum, MD Why is it that so many scientists and physicians ardently dissuade patients from adding a simple multivitamin / multi-mineral supplement to their daily regimen? We.. read more