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Just one last comment on the recently passed FDA legislation. I know that Terra Sig readers must be tiring of this issue already, but this aspect was too good to pass up. I started writing this post on a lark but the topic actually has serious public health implications. John Mack at his Pharma Marketing…

This is just heart-wrenchingly sad: A [Pittsburgh area] doctor was charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday for administering a chemical treatment that state police say killed a 5-year-old autistic boy. The child, Abubakar Tariq Nadama, went into cardiac arrest at Dr. Roy E. Kerry’s office immediately after undergoing chelation therapy on Aug. 23, 2005. Chelation removes…

On being thankful

Docs have a million of these kinds of stories, but pediatrician Dr Clark Bartram at Unintelligent Design put up a particularly moving reflection on a recent case.

Between the news offices for New England Journal of Medicine and NIH’s National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), you have no doubt already heard the report that topical application of lavender and tea tree oil-containing products has been linked with gynecomastia in three boys. Yes, imagine being a private practice pediatrician whose 10-year-old male…