New Surgeon General

Obama announced his new choice for surgeon general today.  Dr. Regina Benjamin will take over the post in the middle of President Obama’s push for health care reform. However, former surgeon generals have traditionally distanced themselves from political agenda. In the wake of the H1N1 Swine flu and push for health care reform, Dr. Benjamin […]

Ban Proposed on Narcotic/Acetaminophen Painkillers

The New York Times reported last week on a recommendation from the federal advisory panel to approve a ban Percocet and Vicodin.  The reasoning behind this recommendation comes from the high number of inadvertent overdoses on one of the drug’s ingredients: acetaminophen.  Both Percocet and Vicodin are a combination of narcotic pain killers and the […]