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This chart reveals the inhumanity of US drug prices compared to other countries

Corrupt former hedge funder Martin Shkreli — who hiked the price of an AIDS pill by 5500 percent overnight — is only the latest example of price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry. 111 more words


What a shitty summer and fall

So, Monday May 25th wasn’t a good day. I was diagnosed with vasculitis, and immediately hospitalised. In a state of shock, as I’ve never had to stay in hospital before. 662 more words

Life In The Arctic North

Weighing the risks and side effects

It is not an easy task to say the least. The worst thing a parent will ever have to do is read medication risks and side effects and try to understand enough in order to weigh the benefits and risks, all while hoping that the desired benefits outweigh the ugly risks.   861 more words


Fabulous Friday: Loving What Is

I’ll admit I stole the title from Byron Katie’s book of the same name, but I’m sure it has something to do with flattery.

Or something. 479 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Another appointment, More Joints

We made another trip to Iowa City to see Sophie’s Rheumatologist.   Once again, we didn’t make it to the illusive 3 month re-check appointment.  We have started to see results from the side effects of the Methotrexate; her hair has thinned and is very brittle and breaking, she has complained of something hurting in her mouth, she has 2 pretty rough days of not feeling well post Metho day.   580 more words


Injecting Emotions

I get emotional after my methotrexate and Enbrel injections. Sure they hurt but this is after the pain has subsided. The tears come. I took the time this morning to think about why I get so teary. 294 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Striving For Mental and Physical Balance

It has now been FOUR DAYS since taking my Enbrel injection and still my body is reeling from the assault. My strength is nonexistent. Fatigue overwhelms me. 359 more words

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