Tracey Walker


Statin use may be linked to increased cataract risk

September 01, 2012

A recent study indicates that patients taking statins have a higher risk of developing cataracts.

Former finasteride users with sexual side effects at increased risk for depressive symptoms, suicidal thoughts

September 01, 2012

A significant number of men who developed persistent sexual side effects from taking finasteride (Propecia and Proscar) also suffer from depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts, according to a study published online in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

HCV screening projected to save 120,000 boomers' lives

August 01, 2012

Screening for hepatitis-C may soon become a routine screening for Baby Boomers.

Many drug labels missing safety, dosing information for children

July 01, 2012

Approximately half of drug labels don't have information on the medication's safety and proper dosing in children, according to a study from FDA researchers.

CMS' Hospital Compare quality report site did not affect mortality, study indicates

May 01, 2012

A recent study indicated that publicly reporting quality data to CMS has not lead to a reduction in mortality.

Daschle's withdrawal raises doubts about healthcare reform

February 17, 2009

Tom Daschle's (D?SD) withdrawal of his nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has some speculating whether or not healthcare reform will be derailed. Daschle withdrew after saying that his failure to pay more than $120,000 in taxes could be a "distraction."