Month: May 2012

Medications that increase health care costs without improving care are silly, and doctors love to hate ‘em. “PharManure” is the brilliant term used to describe these medications. Here is a list my colleagues and I love to hate: 1. Intravenous acetaminophen (Ofermiv). This intravenous Tylenol (acetaminophen) was just approved. Acetaminophen is already available as a… Read More

‘Tis the season for allergy eyes, so what medications really work? Allergic conjunctivitis is the name for the red itchy eyes you get from allergies. It’s an annoying problem that brings people to the doctor, with at least 20 percent of people affected at some point during the year. You need to know what medications… Read More

Nocturnal leg cramps are a common cause of pain in the legs that can disrupt sleep. They are present in nearly 50 percent of those over the age of 50. Leg cramps are characterized by sudden muscle tightness, most commonly in the foot, thigh, or calf, that may last from seconds to minutes. Forceful stretching… Read More