They’re not going to measure you based on what they think of you, they’re going to measure you based on what you think of you. Do you understand that? This is not about you worrying about what they think about you. – Ian Grassam, Chiropractor
Drug company executives weren’t the only ones ecstatic to hear this news, giddy economists threw a week-long champagne party out on the sidewalks of Wall Street to celebrate the existence of a second industry besides Big Oil still making obscene profits, Big Pharma.
The medical community is divided over what approach should be taken in controlling the rapid spread of drug resistant Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria in hospitals and other crisis care facilities. There are professionals with the belief that hospitals should be performing widespread screening on large numbers of patients, isolating those that match positive for methicillin-resistant stapholoccocus aureus (MRSA) infection. Others argue that a widespread screening approach can be both inefficient and costly. In a recent study, such screenings reportedly resulted in expenses hospitals didn’t need, with no decrease in hospital acquired infections occurring.
There’s been a number of Ritalin and ADHD drug related articles in the news this past week. Some articles suggest that the use of Ritalin shows no long-term benefit and others suggest ADHD drugs may be stunting the growth of children.
Controversy surrounding the prescription stimulant medication Adderall has been in the press frequently this past week. Adderall, a prescription amphetamine, typically prescribed for children and adults with ADHD, is becoming more popular for its off label uses. Among the many side effects for those taking Adderall, a decrease in appetite, insomnia, increased anxiety and irritability are all potentials.
What a weekend! I’m still recovering. We had over 100 people at this past weekend’s Focus. The cool part is that almost half of those people were under 15 years old. It was truly a family weekend. During the Pizza Pool Party Saturday night I counted 40 people in the swimming pool at one time.