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Posts Tagged 'cardiology'

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

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

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

Caution: Economists, Not Doctors Might be Prescribing Your Medicine

Posted on September 17th, 2015 · Posted in cardiology, Events, FH, lipids, medication, News

by Seth J. Baum, MD It’s National Cholesterol Education Month and we have fittingly entered a new era in lipid management. We now know that elevated LDL cholesterol causes heart.. read more

FDA Gives Premarket Approval for Modification of LDL Indications for Use of Lipoprotein Apheresis System

Posted on July 21st, 2015 · Posted in cardiology, News

by Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA The FDA has granted premarket approval to Kaneka Pharma America’s application requesting approval for modification of the indications for use of.. read more

A Pragmatic Cure for The Guidelines

Posted on July 13th, 2015 · Posted in cardiology, News

by Seth J. Baum, MD Our Guidelines have been hijacked by the “Evidenced Based Medicine” (EBM) initiative. Somehow, the “evidence” in EBM has been distorted to be tantamount to that.. read more