A shorter list of links today:
Great column on compassionate drug access.
Even healthy kids can die from influenza complications.
NHS staff ignores seven signs a patient was allergic to penicillin.
Health Canada actually has no power to force drug recalls.
Chemotherapy doesn’t work? Not so fast.
Another excellent read on pharmaceutical pricing.
Will the flu shot help my grandma and grandpa?
Getting drugs for executions is trying more difficult in the USA. Compounding pharmacies may step in.
Alternatives to Medicine
Is that human flesh in your supplement?
Most inane thing you will read today: Which 9 household items will make your hormones go haywire?
The Cancer Chronicles on CBC’s Quirks & Quarks. (Podcast). Good listen for those that believe the “chemicals are giving us all cancer” myth.
What makes Kenyan runners so fast? A great Radiolab podcast.
David Sedaris on his sister’s suicide.