Pharmafia (Pharma Shills)

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Registered: 11-06-2009
Pharmafia (Pharma Shills)
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Mon, 12-28-2009 - 11:10am

As cunchymomto2 (and others) have accused myself (and others) of being paid pharmacy advocates - I thought Dr David Gorski's reprint of this tired ad hominem would be instructive.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Thu, 01-21-2010 - 7:29am
4 longer responses, will have 2 come back 2 this later. Jacked shoulder so can only type 1 handed; pardon short-hand. Safety is only 1 portion (2 me) there is actually quite a bit more to it. The age shift concerns me in terms of actual disease. The manufacturing process is a concern. Longevity

Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 5:00pm

From that site:

"Milk production requires about 800 calories a day."

That's far below an adequate nutritionally intake.

I don't really mean to take issue with that statement, I just don't think that breastfeeding is that hard when the right supports are in place in the community.

We've lost our cultural knowledge of breastfeeding that was handed down to new mothers. And when I see thing like "the ability to BF is based heavily on your....." it always reads like a "barrier". There truly aren't many barriers to BFing and that includes medications.

I BF my daughter for 5 years and we used BM to treat pink eye, ear infections, clean out wounds and all sorts of other things. :) I think BM is a wonderful thing!






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Registered: 11-06-2009
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 4:47pm
If you're willing to pay for it, you should be able to get it.
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Wed, 01-20-2010 - 4:45pm

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 4:09pm
Couldn't have put that better - totally agree.





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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 4:06pm

"Additionally, the ability to breast feed successfully is heavily dependent on mother's health and nutrition."

Could you explain that a little bit further?






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Registered: 06-16-2009
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 2:51pm
Do you support the resumption of manufacture of the separate components of the MMR?

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Registered: 11-06-2009
Wed, 01-20-2010 - 10:21am

Rands,


That's a good question.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 1:55pm

WRT safety - this is the problem (one of) that I have with the whole thing: (quick disclaimer so not to confuse any issue, a vaccine could be 100% safe, and I'd still avoid them like the plague, pending no changes in conditions) - (I'll address your scale at the very bottom, but I believe an introduction to the scale is due)...


Considering we're talking about measles, should an AE occur, to which component was it related to? Measles? Mumps? Rubella? (possibly chicken pox if receiving the MMRV)? The same will also obviously hold true to other combo vacc's.

Rands

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Fri, 01-15-2010 - 12:12pm
You know what really bothers me about this topic?

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