Health Letter Cumulative Alphabetical Index

Through October 2009

Topics are listed alphabetically.  Following each topic, the volume and issue number of the Health Letter containing the article is listed.  For example, an article on the topic of Accutane can be found in volume 4 number 5 (V4#5) of the Health Letter.  Volumes are chronological (volume 1 was issued in 1985). Back issues cost $3.00 each. Indicate the desired issues and send check made out to Public Citizen, 1600 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.


A

AARP: V5#6,7;V7#6,8;V8#1,3,4,8;V9#2,5,12;V10#2,9; V20#2

Access to Care: V25#2

Accutane: V4#5,6;V5#6;V6#7

ACE Inhibitors: see Hypertension

Acetaminophen: see Tobacco

Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene Hydrochloride: V22#4

ACLU: V9#9 (tobacco);V10#1

Actos: V16#4

Advair: V21#9

Advance Directives: V7#11

Adverse Drug Reactions: V6#4,11;V9#10;V15#4;V16#10; V19#1,7,10,12; V21#2

Advertising: see Drug, Advertising

Reporting: V8#10;V9#7;V12#3;V14#5,6, see also Food and Drug Administration  Affirmative Action: V13#4 (doctors)

AIDS: V1#5;V3#8;V4#2; V19#7

Commission: V3#11

Drug Price Control: V4#10

HIV Unethical Experiments: V13#6;V14#5

Home Test Kits: V13#11

Knowledge: V7#7;V8#1

Needle Exchange Programs: V12#3,11

Unapproved Drugs: V4#9

Vaccinating Children: V16#6

Vaccine Studies (army): V10#12

Air Force, Drug Use: V4#9; V19#3

Air Traffic Controllers: V3#12

Alar: V2#3,4;V3#6,9;V4#4;V5#7

Albuterol: V10#2;V17#4,9

Aldactone: V22#3

Alendronate: see Fosamax

Aleve: V10#8

Allergies: V1#6;V6#12

Alosetron: see Lotronex

Alprazolam: see Xanax

Alternative Medicine: V14#11;V22#10

Alupent: V10#3

Alzheimer’s Disease: V18#10,11; V20#3

American Cancer Society: V14#5; V18#1

American Council on Science & Health: V5#5

American Heart Association: V14#5; V18#5

American Medical Association: V4#4;V5#6,11;V6#2;V7#10;V10#1,2,9;V11#6;V13#4,9;V14#3,9;V15#4; V18#2

American Red Cross: V17#1; V18#2

Amiloride: V22#3

Amoxicillin: V15#9

Angioplasty Catheters: V9#12

Anthrax: V17#11

Antibiotics: V5#7;V11#8;V13#10; V19#6; V20#6 (overuse of)

Anticoagulants: V9#9

Anti‑Aging Hormones: V14#2

Anti‑Diarrhea Drugs: V9#2

Antidepressants: V11#2

Cost Comparison: V14#9

Marketing of: V21#7

Suicide and:V20#5,8;V23#10

Antihistamines: V8#9

Anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS): V17#3

Antipsychotics: V14#9 (cost comparison)

Apnea Monitors: V9#10

Aricept: V20#3,9

Arthritis: see Feldene and Celecoxib

Arthritis Foundation: V10#12

Artificial Nail Glue: V6#11

Asbestos: V4#8;V5#8

Aspirin

Atrial fibrillation: V6#5

Heart attack/stroke: V2#1;V4#9;V5#9;V7#9

Reye’s Syndrome: V1#1,2,5,6;V2#2;V3#5;V5#10;V9#7;V15#12; V19#10

Astemizole: see Hismanal

Asthma: V1#6;V6#12;V10#2,3;V17#4,9; V21#9

and Women: V7#3

Ativan: V3#4;V16#8

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: V22#5

Autologous Blood: V3#4

Avandia: V16#4, V22#11;V23#6,12

Awards: V9#3;V11#5;V12#5, see also Project Censored

 

B

Back Pain: V11#1

Baldness: V3#3, 7;V5#8

Bankruptcies: V21#3 (health care costs and)

Baycol: V21#3

Baxter International: V21#5 (dialysis machine contamination and)

Bed Rest: V15#11

Benadryl: V20#8

Bendroflumethiazide: V22#3

Benzene in Denture Adhesives: V7#3

Benzodiazepines: V3#4;V6#4;V8#12;V16#8

Bereavement: V16#7;V17#12; V19#5; V21#2; V25#4

Beryllium: V17#11

Bergman, Henry: V17#8

Beta‑Blockers: V6#5

Bextra: V20#9;V20#11

Bhopal: V1#1

Biaxin: V21#10

Bicycle Helmets: V10#8

Biochoice: V17#9

Bioequivalence: V21#12

Birth Control

   Pills: V4#3,5;V5#2,8;V7#1,2;V13#4

Patch: V23#6

Plan B: V25#2

Bjork‑Shiley Heart Valve: V1#5;V3#1;V5#10;V6#5,9;V8#4;V9#4;V10#9,

see also Pfizer

Bladder infections: V20#6 (improper antibiotic use and)

Blog: V24#3

Blood Donors: V3#4

Blood Substitutes: V24#6

Blood Supply Safety: see Red Cross

Blood Thinners: V9#9

Blood Transfusions: V2#4;V3#4;V10#7

Blue Cross/Blue Shield: V3#6 (fraud squads);V6#12;V12#5;V17#2

Botox:  V18#8; V24#8

Boutique medicine: see Concierge medicine

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE): see Mad Cow Disease

Breakthroughs, Medical: see Medical Breakthroughs

Breast Cancer: V1#3;V3#6;V7#6;V10#8;V16#3 (and HRT) 10 (and Health Food Store Recommendations) V17#7 (and HRT); V18#1; V20#1 (and mammography) see also DES, Silicone Gel Implants, Tamoxifen

Breastfeeding: V15#10

Breast Implants: see Silicone Gel Implants

Breast Self‑examination: V3#6

Bromocriptine: see Parlodel

Buckets, Danger to Children: V6#10

Budget Bill: V13#10

Bumetanide: V22#3

Bumex: V22#3

Buproprion: see Wellbutrin

Burt, Dr. James: V4#12

Buspar (buspirone): V3#12;V4#4

Bypass Surgery: see Coronary Bypass Surgery

 

C

Cadmium: V2#3;V3#8

Calcium: V3#6;V14#2;V16#11,12

Calcium Channel Blockers: V16#11

Canadian healthcare system: V20#4

Cancer: see also type of cancer

Business: V7#3

Causing Chemicals: V4#1;V7#2

Causing Pain Relievers: V7#3

Corporate Blame: V23#8

Delaney Clause: V3#12;V8#10

Treatment Costs: V22#2

Candles: V16#4,8;V17#3 (lead wicks)

Capoten (captopril): V5#10

Carbon Monoxide and Heart Disease: V6#12

Cardiac defibrillators: See defibrillators

Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill: V2#2;V4#11;V6#10, see also ‘eLetter’ Website

Carpet Hazards: V9#3

CASHCOW: V17#4

Cataracts: V3#3;V9#5,7;V14#4,6

Catastrophic Coverage: see Medicare

Celebrex:  V16#6;V17#3;V20#11

Celecoxib: see Celebrex

Celexa: V20#8

Cellular Phones: V12#7, see also Pacemakers

Centrax: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

Cerivastatin: See Baycol

Cesarean Sections, Unnecessary: V3#11,12;V4#1;V5#3;V8#6;V10#6;V22#8,9

Cesarean Sections, Rates: V7#6,9

Chemical Burns: V8#4

Chemical‑caused Sterility: V13#12

Chemical Hazards: V1#5;V13#12

Chemical Industry: V1#1

Chemicals in Carpets: V9#3

Chickenpox: V11#8

Childbirth: see Cesarean Sections, Midwives

Child mortality: V21#8

Children, cough and cold medication: V23#3

Children, poisoned: V13#12

Children’s jewelry: see Lead Children’s Jewelry

Child‑Proof Medication Containers: V6#5

Chiropractic Treatment: V14#11

Chlorazepate: see Tranxene

Chlordiazepoxide: see Librium

Chlorothiazide: V22#3

Chlorthalidone: V22#3

Cholesterol: V4#8;V5#12;V10#12; V20#4; V22#3

Cholesterol‑lowering Drugs: V10#12; V20#4

Cholestyramine: V4#9

Chondroitin: V22#6

Chromium: V9#9;V16#8; V18#12 (Hexavalent, and lung cancer)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: V4#4

Cigarettes: see Tobacco

Cigna: V16#4

Cisapride: see Propulsid

Citalopram: see Celexa

Clarithromycin: See Biaxin

Claritin: V9#10;V16#5

Clinical trials: see medical research

Clioquinol: see Vioform

Clozapine (clozaril): V7#7

Coffee, Decaffeination: see Methylene Chloride

Cognex: V10#1

Colchicine: V21#10

Colds: V9#1,2;V17#11;V23#3

Colorectal Cancer, screening of: V16#4 ; V20#11

Color Additives: see Food Dyes

Columbia/HCA: V12#9, 10;V13#5,11

Commerce Department Health Cost Statistics: V8#2;V9#2;V10#2

Community Mental Health Centers: V6#5

Community Right to Know: see Right to Know

Communication: V25#7; V25#10

Comparative Effectiveness Research: V25#6

Concierge Medicine: V19#10; V20#8; V25#1

Conflict of Interest: V23#1;V23#2

Conscience Protection: V24#11

Constipation: V3#4,7

Consumer Product Safety Alert: see Product Safety Alert

Contact Lenses: V3#3;V4#11;V6#11

Contaminated Blood: V10#7

Contraception: see Birth Control

Cordis Corporation: V4#10

Cornstarch Powder, see Latex Gloves

Coronary Bypass Surgery: V2#2;V3#11

Coronary Disease: see Heart

Corporate Power: V16#12

Cosmetic Surgery: V6#4,10; V18#8

Coumadin: V11#1;V13#9

Cox-2 Inhibitors: V17#3

C.R. Bard: V9#12

Crestor: V21#3; V22#4

Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease: see Mad Cow Disease

Crohns Disease: see Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CT Scans: V24#8

Cytotec: V5#9

 

D

Dalmane: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

Daminozide: see Alar

Danthron: V3#4,7

Darvocet: V22#4

Darvon: V5#8;V17#8; V22#4; V24#7

Decaffeination: see Methylene Chloride

Defibrillators: V9#10; V21#10

Delaney Clause: V3#12;V8#10, see also Cancer

Delsym: see dextromethorphan

Demadex: V22#3 

Dental X‑rays: see X‑rays

Denture Adhesives: V7#3

Deprenyl: see Eldepryl

Depression: V5#4;V6#12

DES: V1#2,3,4

Devices: see Medical Devices

Dexedrine: V4#9;V14#10

Dextromethorphan: V20#8;V23#5

Diabetes: V4#12;V13#2; V22#11

Drugs For: V16#4, V22#11

Diarrhea: see Anti‑Diarrhea Drugs

Diazepam: see Valium

Diclofenac: see Voltaren

Diet: V2#1;V17#3;V23#1

Clinics: V14#3

Pills: V7#1;V14#3; V19#10

Products: V5#6;V13#11

Dietary Supplements: V17#5,9,10; V18#2,7,9; V19#5,11; V22#3,10

FDA Regulations: V16#2, 5

Diethylstilbestrol: see DES

Diucardin: V22#3

Diuril: V22#3

Diphenhydramine: see Benadryl

Disease Mongering: V22#5,9;V23#2; V24#11

Doctor

Bribery: V20#7,8; V25#8

Bribing Hotline: V6#3;V8#5;V13#10

Competency Testing: V9#1

Corporate Deals: V12#2

Data Disclosure: V1#3;V5#11,12;V17#7, V21#5 see also National Practitioner Data Bank

Doctor Defamation Suit: V11#4

Diversity: V13#4

Fraud: V3#6

Gifts: V25#6

Impaired Physicians: V24#5

Incomes: V3#11;V5#1,5;V6#7,10;V8#6;V9#2,3;V11#10;V13#2

International: V20#7

Kickbacks: V5#5,6,7;V6#1,3;V7#1;V14#10;V15#8,10;V17#11

Managed Care Opinions: V13#3,4,9,11;V14#1;V16#2

Patient Relationship: V11#4;V12#11;V14#1;V16#2

Physician Profiles (Massachusetts): V12#12

Quality of Care: V4#8

Sanctions: V6#8; V7#7; V9#10,11; V10#5,8; V11#4; V12#4,5,12; V13#2,3,7; V14#3,4;  V15#8; V16#3 (web sites), 9; V17#4,5, 7; V18#2,6, V21#6

Appeals from Sanction: V8#11

California Law Allowing Doctors to Have Sex With Patients: V8#11

Drug Enforcement Administration: see Drug Enforcement Administration

Medicare: see Medicare, Doctors Sanctioned

Ranking of States: V1#5;V3#2;V4#4;V5#11;V7#1;V9#3,8;V10#6;V11#5;V12#5;V13#5;V14#5;V17#5; V18#5; V19#5; V20#5; V21#6

State Boards: V6#8;V7#7;V9#11;V12#4,5,12;V13#5;V14#3;V16#3 (web sites);V17#5; V18#2; V18#5, V22#12 (web sites); V19#2 ; V20#3; V21#6

State Initiatives: V7#1;V12#12, V22#10

Self‑referral: V7#10;V8#3,4;V9#1, 5,10

Selling Patients: V3#9

Sex‑Related Offenses: V13#7

Training: V5#9;V9#1;V17#6

Working Hours: V17#6

Donepezil: see Aricept

Dorbantyl: see Danthron

Doxidan: see Danthron

DPT: V4#5

Drug: see also Over‑the‑Counter

Advertising:   V1#4;V5#8;V8#8;V10#2,12;V11#8,9;V12#12;V13#8;V14#2;V15#7,10,

12;V17#3,7,9;V8#3;V18#7,9;V19#8;V20#3,4,8;V23#3,11; V24#9

Direct-to-consumer: V21#7,9,10;V23#11

Flu Drugs V16#2

Medical consumerism: V22#8

Medical journals and: V21#7

To Doctors: V21#7,8;V23#5

To Medical Students  V12#3

To Pharmacists V12#10,

USA Today V14#10

Antidepressants: V11#2; V19#12

Approval: V2#5;V4#9;V5#10 {Council on Competiveness Plan),; V8#1;V14#8;V15#2,7;V17#4; V20#2

Consumer information: See Medical Guides

Exports: V3#1,2;V8#12;V9#9

Generic: V3#8;V4#11;V6#10;V11#3;V13#9; V21#12

Importation: V20#4,5,7

Induced Diseases: V4#9;V5#8;V7#8;V13#2, 6;V14#6

Industry: V15#12 (mergers);V16#8;V17#7; V18#12;

Congressional Oversight: V18#11

Conflict of Interest in Studies: V16#9

Criminal Activity: V7#3;V17#11; V19#7

Funded Trials: V20#2

Ghostwriting: V25#9

Gifts: V7#10; V13#8;V14#10;V17#9; V18#7; V19#9

Influence of: V21#11

Labeling: V9#9 (Third World);V11#9,11

Liability: V6#7

Misleading Media Reports: V16#8; V20#4

Off-Label Uses: V15#9; V18#9

Older Adults Study: V10#9

Optical Isomers: V19#3,4

PACs and: V20#11

Painkillers: V11#2

Perks: V5#5;V6#1;V13#8, 9

Policies: V15#6

Post Marketing Research Studies: V16#6  

Prescribing: V5#1;V5#2 V6#4;V8#3;V12#1;V13#6; V20#4; V25#5; V25#10

Price Controls: V22#6

Profits: V17#4, 7; V20#4; V21#12

Promotion: V24#2

Public opinion and: V20#8

Third Party Companies: V14#4 

Medication Guides: V21#8

Misprescribing of: V21#4,5

Overprescribing of: V21#4,5

Patents: V20#6

Patient Information Leaflets (PILs): V21#8

Pedigrees: V20#5

Pharmaceutical representatives: V21#7,8

Prescribing practices: V21#4,5; V25#9

Prescription Information: V12#1;V13#6;V14#8; V19#9; V21#8

Prescription Privacy Concerns: V14#4

Prescription to Over‑the‑Counter: V6#9

Prescription Profiles: V15#6

Prices: V6#3;V8#7;V9#4;V11#3 (comparison with foreign countries);V14#9;V16#8;V#17,3,4,9; V18#2,3; V20#4,6; V21#11,12

Price controls: V20#9; V21#12

Product Safety: V14#5; V18#11,12

Recalls: V8#7,10;V9#1, 4,7,10;V10#1,4,7,10;V11#1,4,7,10;V12#1,4,7,10;V13#1, all issues beginning with V13#3

Research, Conflict of Interest: V9#11;V10#2;V13#9;V24#6

Sales: V7#9 (Versed)

Seven Year Rule: V18#6; V21#11

Third World: V8#12;V17#4

Worksheet: V8#3

Drug Enforcement Administration, Doctor Sanctions: V4#3; V5#4; V6#4; V7#12; V12#4,5; V17#7,12

DTC advertising: See Drug Advertising, Direct-to-Consumer

Dumping: see Patient Dumping

Duragesic Pain Patch: see Fentanyl

Dust Mites: V6#12

Dutch Healthcare System: V24#2

Dyes: see Food Dyes

Dying: V17#12

Dyrenium: V22#3

 

E

Edecrin: V22#3

Effexor: V20#8

Eldepryl: V11#2

eletter web site on Drugs for Severe Psychiatric Illnesses: V16#6

Electromagnetic Fields: V10#8;V12#6

Elensys: V14#4

Emergency Contraception: V25#2

Emergency Rooms: V7#12;V11#2,7, see also Patient Dumping 

Enalapril: see Vasotec

Enduron: V22#3

Enkaid (encainide): V5#7,11

Enterovioform: see Vioform

Environmental Hazards: V1#5;V9#3

Ephedra (ephedrine): V17#5,10; V18#2,7,9,12; V19#5

Epilepsy: V16#10

Episiotomies, Unnecessary: V16#3

Eplerenone: V22#3

Ergoloid Mesylates: see Hydergine

Escitalopram: See Lexapro

Esidrex: V22#3

Estrogen: see Birth Control Pills, DES, Hormones

Menopausal: V5#9;V7#6;V16#3;V17#7

Therapy: V3#6;V5#9;V13#6,8;V14#2; V18#8

Ethacrynic acid: V22#3

Ethyl Hexanediol: V7#11

European Union: V24#1

Evidence-Based Medicine: V22#7

Exercise: V5#12;V17#3; V20#7,9

Dementia: V22#2,6

Osteoporosis: V4#5

Seniors: V7#8

Women & Diabetes: V8#8

Experimentation, Human: V3#10;V6#11;V7#2;V11#4;V12#11;V14#5,7;V16#7,9;V17#4; V18#8; V24#6; V25#2

see also Institutional Review Boards

Eye Problems in Older Adults: V14#4, 6; V18#4

 

F

Fairness Cream: V22#9

Fall prevention: V21#1 (shoes and)

Farm Equipment, Unsafe/Accidents: V4#3,6;V5#3;V15#9

Federal Trade Commission: V17#7

Feldene: V2#1,2,3,4;V3#1,6;V11#1

Female sexual dysfunction: V21#9

Fentanyl, Narcotic Lollipops: V5#4;V10#3, 5 (Pain Patch)

Fiberglass: V10#9

Finasteride: see Proscar

Fish Oil Supplements: V3#3

Flecainide: see Tambocor

Flosequinan: see Manoplax

Flu: V3#1,2;V16#2; V19#2; V20#2

Fluoroscopy: V16#12

Fluoxetine: see Prozac

Flurazepam: see Dalmane

Focus Factor: V17#9

Food and Drug Administration: V4#9;V22#10, see also Adverse Drug Reactions,  Medical Devices: V20#4

Abbott Connection: V15#3

Approval: V14#8;V17#4,6,

As Excuse for Liability: V6#7;V9#12

Code of Ethics for Government Service Act: V16#5  

Congressional Oversight: V17#10

Drug information from: V20#10

Legislation Affecting Control: V12#6

Medical Officers: V15#1


 

MedWatch Program: V16#10; V19#3,12; V23#12

Operation Cure.All: V17#7

Phase IV Studies: V16#6

Pregnancy Complication: V17#2

Public Opinion: V22#6

Regulation: V11#3;V12#6;V16#3,5;V17#4; V19#10,11, V20#4,5; V21#2,3

Reporting Problems: V12#3

Risk management and: V21#2

User Fees: V18#11

Food Dyes: V1#1,3,4;V3#12;V4#1,7;V6#3 (Red Dye #3)

Food Irradiation: see Irradiated Food

Food Labeling: V13#2

Food Poisoning: V14#1 (bugs)

Food Safety: V5#5

Food Supplements: V9#12;V16#3;V17#9

Foradil: V21#9

Formoterol: See Foradil

Fosamax: V16#12

Fraud

Consumer: V7#5

Health: V13#2;V14#2;V15#9;V17#7

Insurance: V3#6

Research: V3#10;V11#7;V12#6

Frist, Bill: V21#5

Furosemide: V9#4, V22#3

 

G

Gapapentin: V18#9

Gall Bladder Surgery: V6#5

Gardasil: see HPV Vaccine

Generic Drug: see Drug, Generic

Gerovital: V7#5

Glaucoma: V6#3

GlaxoSmithKline: V21#11

Glucosamine: V22#6

Gore, Al: V15#8

Grief: V25#4

Growth Hormone: V6#8

Guidant: V21#10 (recall and)

 

H

Halazepam: see Paxipam

Halcion: V1#4;V3#4;V6#1,7;V7#11;V9#7;V11#3;V16#8

Haitian Children, poisoned: V13#12

Hay Fever: V1#6

Health Care System: V6#5;V8#11;V10#5,10;V11#12;V12#3,10;V13#4,6,8,11;V14#1,3,5,8,12;V17#10,12; V19#4; V24#8; see also National Health Insurance; V20#9;V23#8

   Bankruptcies and: V21#3

Canadian Doctor View: V10#1,2

Comparison with Other Countries: V3#4;V4#5;V5#11,12;V6#8;V7#6,12,    V8#8,9;V9#6, 10;V14#4,5;V16#12

Corporate Health Care: V12#2,4,8,9

Costs: V4#5,8;V7#1,2;V8#2;V9#2,9;V10#2;V11#4;V12#3,10;V13#8;V16#1; V19#5; V20#7; V21#1,3; V24#3

Elderly: V23#11

Health Competition: V11#4

Incentives: V24#1

Inequalities: V22#12

Managed Care: see Managed Care

Markets and: V21#1


 

Patients’ Rights Bills: V16#7

Profits from: V12#2,4,8,10,12; V20#7

Safety Reforms: V25#10

Uninsured: V23#9

Waste, Administrative: V4#8;V9#6

Health Detectives Handbook: V1#5

Health Food Store Recommendations: V16#10

Health Insurance: see Insurance, Health

Health Maintenance Organization: see HMOs

Health Mergers: V10#7;V11#9;V12#6,7,9,10;V13#1,3, 5

Health PACs: V5#6

Health Policy: V21#4; V25#3

Health Policy Terms: V23#8;V25#7;V25#10

Health Savings Account (HSA): V20#10;12

Hearing Aids: V9#10,12; V22#4

Heart Disease: V5#12;V6#9

Carbon Monoxide: V6#12

Women: V7#9

Heart, Procedures for Diagnosing: V4#8

Heart Valve: see Bjork‑Shiley

Heat: V17#6; V18#6

Heating Pads (electric): V12#4

Hemorrhoids: V7#3;V8#5

Hepatitis B: V16#6

Hepatitis C: V16#11

Hepatitis, Home Test Kits: V13#11

Herbal Products: V11#2;V16#2,3,4,5

High Blood Pressure: see Hypertension

High‑Heeled Shoes: see Osteoarthritis

Hines, Bill: V21#5

HIV Experiments: V13#6;V14#5

Hismanal: V8#9;V9#7

HMO: V1#2;V6#1;V7#10, 11;V10#3,12;V11#2,4,5,6,7;V12#2,9,11,12;V13#1,2, 3,7,9,11,12;V14#2 ,7,12;V15#1,12;V17#2; V18#12; V21#5 see also Medicare, Medicaid HMOs

Arbitration Process: V13#9

Access: V12#9;V13#12;V14#2,12; V21#5

Comparisons: V14#7

Cost Consideration: V13#1;V14#2,9

Discipline: V13#2,9;V14#4

Doctor‑run: V13#7

For‑Profit vs. Not‑For‑Profit: V12#2;V13#3;V14#7,9;V15#8

Mentally Ill Treatment: V13#3

Mergers: V13#1

Hoechst: V7#3

Hoffman‑LaRoche: V7#9

Home‑Testing Kits: V13#11

Homeopathy: V25#10

Hoodia: V23#10

Hope Lodge: V15#12

Hormones: V14#2 (anti‑aging);V16#3;V17#7; V8#8  (HRT) see also Estrogen

Hospices: V9#8

Hospitalization, Unnecessary: V3#3

Hospitals 

Buying MD Practices: V3#9

Buying Patients: V7#4

Conversions: V12#7,10;V13#5

Costs: V10#4;V13#4; V20#7

Disciplinary Actions: V13#2;V25#9

Dumping: see Patient Dumping

Errors: V11#8;V13#2,4;V14#8;V17#12

For‑Profit: V2#2;V7#7;V12#7,9,12;V13#4;V15#9, 10; V20#7

Hospital-Acquired Infections: V23#10

Illegal Changing: V14#8

Incident Reporting: V5#10

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO): V6#1,V10#9,10;V11#2;V12#7;V14#1

McDonalds in: V4#4,10

Mergers: see Health Mergers

Mortality Data: V1#3

Acute Heart Disease: V4#2;V5#2;V6#5

Coronary Bypass Surgery: V2#2;V3#11

Infections: V21#8

Negligence: V6#4

Not‑for‑Profit: V12#7,12;V15#9; V20#7

Nutrition: V4#4,10;V6#9

Patients Rights: V7#4;V14#8

Quality of Care: V4#8,9;V6#1;V16#6;V23#10

Questionable Hospitals: V17#8

Self‑Regulation: V13#2;V25#7

Sick Hospitals (book overview): V8#2

Texas: V8#2 (border patrol)

Winsted, CT: V12#7

HPV Vaccine: V23#7

HSAs: V20#10,12

Human Experimentation: see Experimentation, Human

Human Experimentation Corporations: V16#7,9; V24#6

Human Radiation Exposure: V11#4

Hydergine: V6#12

Hydrochlorothiazide: V22#3

Hydroflumethiazide: V22#3

Hygroton: V22#3

Hypertension: V4#9;V5#10;V6#3,9; V18#11; V22#2

Hysterectomy: V6#2

 

I

Iatrogenic Disease: V4#9;V5#8;V6#7

Ibuprofen: V5#6;V6#6;V10#8

Ilosone: V5#10

Immunization, Adult: V19#2

Immunization, Child: V24#6

Immunization, Chicken Pox: V11#8

Immunization, DPT: V4#5, see also Taiwan Flu

Implants: V7#5; V20#7, see also Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Incontinence: V8#2

Indapamide: V22#3

Infections: V21#8 (hospitals and)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: V10#9

Influenza: see Flu


Informed Consent: see Experimentation

Inmates, U.S.: V25#2

Insect Repellents: V7#11

Inspector General: V16#7

Insomnia: V2#2

Inspira: V22#3

Institute of Medicine: V6#1

Institutional Review Boards: V14#7, see also Experimentation, Human

Insulin: V13#2;V14#5

Insurance Companies: V6#12;V7#2, see also AARP

CIGNA: V16#4

Golden Rule Company: V13#2

Insurance, Health: V3#11;V6#12;V15#3;V20#12;V25#4;V25#6;V25#6;V25#7  see also National Health Insurance

Access: V14#5,10,12

Age Discrimination: V7#12

Blue Cross: see Blue Cross

Bradley, Bill vs. Gore, Al: V15#11; V16#1

Canadian System: V14#4;V15#12, V20#4

Censorship: V16#4

Costs: V7#6;V11#7, V20#2; V24#12

Coverage: V14#3;V16#12

Diabetes Coverage: V13#2

Employee Benefits: V12#8;V17#11

Fraud: V11#4;V13#2

Long‑Term Care, see Long‑Term Care

Medical Bills Claims: V13#3,7

Medical Savings Accounts: V12#10;V13#10

Medical Service Problems: V11#4

Medigap, see Medicare, Medigap

Mental Illness Payment: V12#11;V13#3

Massachusetts: V25#3

Michigan: V13#2

Personal Information: V17#2

Pets: V13#3

Public Option: V25#7

Risk‑Rated: V8#8;V11#6

State Health Plans: V6#11;V7#3;V8#7;V14#10 

Tax Credits: V17#11

Veterans: V20#11

Uninsurance, Epidemic of: V7#7;V8#6;V9#1;V11#2,3;V14#11,12;V15#2,11;V17#11,12; V18#4; V20#11(veterans and);V22#10; V24#11; V25#10

Universal Coverage: V14#9,12;V16#12;V17#11,12; V22#5

Women: V24#12

Internet: V13#9;V14#10 (health information);V15#6 (drug information), 7;V17#1,7; V19#11; V20#7, V22#1 (prescription drug ordering), V22#11 (bogus cures)

Intraocular Lenses: V3#3

Iodinated Glycerol: V4#12;V9#6

Iodochlorxyquin: see Vioform

Irradiated Food: V2#1,5;V3#6;V8#9

Isoniazid: V7#5

Ivermectin: V3#2

 

J

Jail Survey: see Mental Health

Jaw Implants: V7#6

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO): see Hospital, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations

Jim Bu Huan: V11#2

Journalism Awards for Health Letter: V9#3;V11#4;V12#5

 

K

Ketoprofen: see Orudis

Ketorolac: see Toradol

Kidney Dialysis Centers: V16#1; V18#12; V20#3

Kidney Dialysis Machines: V21#4 (contaminaion of)

Kidney Disease: V6#6

Kidney Failure: V7#3;V11#2 (drug‑induced)

Kidney Transplant: V14#11; V24#3

Koop: V15#8;V16#5

 

L

Lab Testing: V3#10

Labeling: see Food

Labetalol: see Normodyne

Lactation Suppressants: see Bromocriptine

Laparoscopy: V1#3

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: V8#8 

Larium: V11#6

Lasix: V9#4, V22#3

Latex Gloves: V14#2;V16#5

Latin America: V17#4

Laxatives: V3#4,7

Lead Candle Wicks: V16#4,8;V17#3

Lead Children’s Jewelry: V21#3

Leaded Crystal: V7#5

Leuprolide: see Lupron

Levamisole: V8#7

Lexapro: V20#7

Liability (Drug & Device): V6#7

Liability reform: V21#3 (

Librium: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

Life Expectancy: V23#3

Lisinopril: see Prinivil

Listeria: V8#6

Liver Problems: V11#2

Living Will: V7#11

Lollipops: see Fentanyl

Long‑Term Care Insurance: V6#5,6,8;V7#10, 12;V13#7,12: V24#9

National Program: V8#1, 7;V10#5

Nursing Homes: V11#10

Plan FE (AARP): V9#12

Veterans: V7#11

Loratidine: see Claritin

Lorazepam: see Ativan

Lotronex: V17#6

Lozol: V22#3

Lumpectomy: V6#2

Lupron: V17#11; V20#7

Lung Cancer: see Chromium, Hexavalent

Lyme Disease: V3#7;V17#11

 

M

Macular Degeneration: V#24#7

Mad Cow Disease: V17#3,5; V20#3

Malpractice: V7#7; V14#3; V19#2,8; V21#6,10; see also Doctor Sanctions

Causes of: V21#9

Mammography: V7#8, 9;V11#1;V13#8; V18#1; V20#1

Managed Care: V10#3,4, 12;V11#7,9;V12#2,7,8,11,12;V13#1, 2,3,9,11;V14#2;V15#2,5,12;V16#2,6; V17#2

Humor: V13#2,4,#9,11;V14#2;V16#2

Managerial Medicine: V11#4

Manoplax: V9#7

Marijuana, Legalizing for Medical Treatment: V10#9

Massachusetts 

Behavioral Health Partnership: V17#2

Physician Profiles: V12#12

Mastectomy: V1#3

Outpatient: V12#10,11

Medicaid: V4#1;V11#4 (Florida),12 (HMOs);V12#1,2,9; 21#5;V23#2;V23#4;V23#9;V23#10; V25#4

Medical Advice: V10#11

Medical Boards, disciplinary rate ranking: V23#6; V25#5

Medical Care: V11#6,7

Medical Breakthroughs: V3#10;V6#6

Medical Decision‑making: V10#10

Medical Devices

Companies Liability: V6#7

Company kickbacks: V23#12

Dangerous: V3#6;V7#5;V9#10,12;V14#5; V21#8,10,11

Effects of Metal Dectectors On: V14#11

Recalls: V8#6,9;V9#1,3,6,9,12;V10#3,6,9,12;V11#3,6,9,12;V12#3,6,9,12, all issues beginning with V13#3

Regulation: V5#6,10;V6#12;V8#5;V9#12; V21#8,10,11

Reporting: see Food and Drug Administration, Adverse Drug Reporting,

Medical Education: V16#12; V18#2; V19#6; V24#11

Medical Errors: V16#1;V17#12; V18#1; V18#2; V24#4; V24#8

Medical Ethics: V10#3;V15#5; V16#1

Medical Journals: V10#2;V17#4; V18#7

Medical liability reform: see Liability reform

Medical Officers: see Food and Drug Administration

Medical Records Access: V2#4,5;V3#1;V8#9;V11#9;V12#1; V24#3

Medical Research:

Conflict of Interest: V17#4

Funding: V7#3;V11#7;V12#6; V21#12

Paying Subjects: V16#1

Trial Design and Results: V20#2;V23#9


 

Medical Savings Accounts: V12#10;V13#2;V20#10

Medical School, Letters From: V8#12;V9#4,5;V10#2;V12#3;V12#5

Medical Students: V9#7 (drug industry perks); V18#2

Medical Tourism: V22#7,9

Medicare:

Anti‑fraud legislation: V12#8

Benefits: V9#9

Budget Cuts: V5#1;V6#12;V9#10;V11#5,11,12;V12#9;V13#10;V15#2

Catastrophic Coverage: V3#9;V4#3, 11;V5#5,6,7,9,11;V6#1;V11#12

Choice of Doctor: V19#7

Claims, Auto Phone System: V6#3

Colorectal Cancer Screening: V16#4 ; V20#10

Congress: V11#4,11,12;V12#9

Costs, Out‑of‑Pocket: V1#2;V2#5;V3#11;V4#3;V8#4,9;V13#10

Doctors Denied Payment: V4#7

Doctors Sanctioned: V3#5,10,12;V4#1,7,12;V7#2; V19#8

Drug Prices: V6#3;V15#4;V17#10; V20#2

Educational Interventions: V7#11

Fraud: V12#8;V17#11

HMOs: V11#5,6,12;V12#2,11;V14#12; V21#5

Home Health Benefits: V4#5;V8#6

Hospital Discharge (Early): V4#4

Hospital Mortality Data: see Hospitals, Mortality Data

Illegal Deposits: V8#10

Information service: V20#10

Kidney Dialysis Facilities and: V20#3

Kidney Transplant Program: V14#11

Long‑Term Care Insurance: see Long‑Term Care Insurance

Malaise: V12#12

Mandatory Assignment: V3#9;V4#1;V5#7;V6#4;V8#4;V9#12

Medicaid: V11#12;V12#1;V13#10;V23#9;V23#10

Medigap: V5#7;V6#5,8;V9#9;V12#3;V13#5;V17#10

National Home Care Program: V4#5

Nursing Home Overcharges: V8#10

Overcharging: V3#6,7;V4#8,10;V5#10;V6#1;V8#4;V9#12

Part D: V22#1

Peer Review Organizations: see Medicare Doctors Sanctioned

Quality of Care Hospital: V4#9;V16#6

Quality Standards: V20#3

Reform: V11#10;V12#8

Respiratory Equipment (Waste): V8#9

Solvency: V12#9,12

Unnecessary Hospitalization: V4#6

Unnecessary Procedures: V4#1

Medigap: see Medicare, Medigap

Medizine: see Drug, Advertising

MedWatch Program: see Food and Drug Administration, MedWatch Program

Mefloquine: see Larium

Melanoma: V13#8 (and males);V16#6 (skin)

Menopause: V5#9

HRT: V16#3, 12;V17#7 

Mental Health: V6#5,7,10;V11#1,9; V18#9; V20#1; see also Community Mental Health Centers, eletter

British Columbia: V9#10

Jails: V8#11;V9#12;V11#12

State Ratings: V2#2;V4#11;V6#10 see also Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill

Merck: V14#10; V21#8

Mergers: see Health Mergers

Meridia: V14#3; V19#10; V21#3,9

Merital: V2#3;V7#3

Methylene Chloride: V2#3

Metoclopramide: see Reglan

Metolazone: V22#3

Methyclothiazide: V22#3

Microbes: V14#1

Microzide: V22#3

Midamor: V22#3

Midazolam: see Versed

Midwives: V11#11

Milk, Raw: see Raw Milk

Minilaparatomy: V6#2

Minoxidil: see Rogaine

Mirtazipine: see Remeron

Misoprostol: see Cytotec

Modane: see Danthron

Mononucleosis: V4#4

Montelukast: see Singulair

MRI Scans: V25#4

Multinational Corporations: V17#2;V23#7

Mykrox: V22#3

Mypap: V7#12

 

N

Naprosyn: V10#2

Naproxen: V10#8

Naqua: V22#3

Narcotics: V4#3 see also Fentanyl, Narcotic Lollipops

Narrow Therapeutic Index: V13#9

National Health Care Census: V21#11

National Health Insurance: V8#5;V10#3, 12;V11#2;V15#11;V16#1;V17#12; V20#2,6; V24#5

AARP Postion: see AARP

Clinton Administration Position: V8#12;V9#4,5,6,7;V10#2

Congressional Legislation: V7#4;V8#4

Lobbying: V10#11

Plans, Comparisons: V6#3;V9#5;V10#1,11

Single Payer Support: V8#7,12;V9#7,12;V10#1,3, 7,9,11;V14#9;V16#12;V17#12; V18#7, V20#2,4,12, V22#7,8; V24#5

State Plans: see Insurance, State Health Plans

National Medical Enterprises: V10#9

National Practitioner Data Bank: V5#12;V6#3,11;V8#3;V9#8;V10#7;V17#7; V21#6

Naturetin: V22#3

Needle Contamination: V11#8

Needle Exchange Programs: V12#3,11

Needlestick Injuries: V17#1; V21#11 (prevention of)

Nefazodone: see Serzone

Nestor, John:V15#6

Neurontin: V18#9


New England Journal of Medicine: V17#4

Niacin: V6#11

Niacin (Sustained Release): V10#4

Nicotine Gum: V4#12

Nicotine Lollipops:  V18#7

Nicotine Patch: V8#7

Nitroprusside (Nipride): V6#4

Nolvadex: V14#12

Noise: V3#9

Nomifensine: see Merital

Non-governmental Organizations: V17#2

Nonsteroidal anti‑inflamatory drugs (NSAIDs): V6#6;V9#9, see also individual drug name

Normodyne: V6#9

North American Free Trade Agreement, Effects on Health and Safety Regulation: V9#3

Nurse Practitioners: V8#10;V16#6

Nursing Homes

Care:V11#9; V19#1

Improper Drug Prescribing: V5#1

Patient Abuse: V8#4

Nutri/Systems: V14#3

 

O

Obesity: V21#9

Obesity, Children & TV: V16#11

Occupational Safety and Health:

Canadian Plan: V10#5

Chromium Industry: V22#4

Health Care Worker: V11#8

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: V1#3;V4#7;V5#9;V10#3,10;V17#11; V18#12

Enforcement: V15#10

Safety Bingo : V10#10 

Office of Technology Assessment (OTA): V23#8

Older Adults, Drug Use: V4#6,9;V5#2;V6#8,11;V7#8;V8#3

Olestra: V12#3

Operation Cure-All: V17#7

Organ Donation: V23#7

Orlistat: V22#2

Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation: V11#4

Orudis: V2#3

Osteoarthritis: V14#6

Osteoporosis: V3#5,6;V4#5;V6#11;V11#4;V15#4;V16#12;V17#7; V21#9

Outpatient Commitment: V11#9

Over‑the‑Counter Drugs

Switch from Prescription: V6#9

Capsules: V7#4

Vs. On the Street: V13#6

Oxazepam: see Serax

 

P

PACs: see Political Action Committee


 

Pacemakers:

Cellular Phone Interference: V12#7

Defective: V4#10; V21#10

Electromagnetic Interference: V12#6;V14#11

Respiratory Equipment: V8#9

Unnecessary: V4#4

Pain: V2#3

Control After Surgery: V12#9

Management Guidelines: V8#4

Pap Smear: V7#12 (home kit)

Parkinsonism, Drug‑Induced: V6#7

Parlodel: V4#7;V5#1,7;V9#10;V10#10

Paroxetine: see Paxil

Patient Cost Sharing: V11#6

Patient Dumping: V4#11;V5#1,9;V7#5,9;V9#6;V10#8,11;V12#4;V14#1;V17#8

Patient Guide: V11#6,7

Patient Outcome Research Teams (PORTs): V10#11,12

Patient Package Inserts: V11#11

Patients Rights: V6#2;V7#4,11;V16#7

Patient Safety Act 1994: V10#10

Paxil: V20#8  

Paxipam: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

Pedicle Screws: V11#1

Peer Review Organizations: V3#12;V6#1;V10#3;V16#5 see also Drug Enforcement   Administration, Doctor Sanctions, and Medicare Doctors Sanctioned

Pepper Commission Report: V6#5

Persian Gulf War: V7#1,2

Pertussis Vaccine: V4#5

Pesticides: V7#2

Peterson, Esther: V14#2

Pfizer: V15#9 (ear infections),11 (correction), see also Bjork‑Shiley

Pharmaceutical Industry: see Drug Industry

Pharmacists: V11#12

PhRMA: See Drug Industry

Phenacetin: V7#3

Phenergan: V5#9

Phenylpropanolamine (PPA): V7#1;V16#11

Philip Morris: see Tobacco, Philip Morris

Physician: see Doctor

Physio‑Control: V9#10

Pilot Fatigue: V8#5;V11#12

Pioglitazone: V16#4

Piroxicam: see Feldene

Placebo Effect: V25#8

Plants, Toxic: V8#4

Playground Safety: V6#11

Play Sand, Dangers: see Sand

Poisonings: V13#12 

Political Action Committee: V20#11

Political Campaigns: V23#8, V24#7

Polls: V10#5

Polythiazide: V22#3

Portable respirator/ventilator: see ventilator


 

PORTS: see Patient Outcome Research Teams

Potassium: V4#9; V22#3

Poultry, Irradiated: V8#9

PPA: see Phenylpropanolamine

Prazepam: see Centrax

Pregnancy, Complications: V17#2

Pregnancy, Herbs and Supplements for: V16#3,5

Preparation H: V8#5

Prescription: see Drug, Prescription

Prescription Drugs User Fee Act (PDUFA): V23#2;V23#7

Pressure Ulcers: V12#11

Preventive Medicine: V24#8

Primary Care: V16#1,2

Prinivil: V5#10

Product Safety, Alert: V6#10, 11;V7#5,7,11;V8#2,4,5,8,11;V9#2,5,8,11;V10#2,5,8,11;V11#2,5,8,11;V12#2,5,7,11;V13#2, all issues beginning with V13#3

Project Censored: V9#3;V11#5;V12#5

Progestagen: V5#9

Propoxyphene: see Darvon

Propulsid: V11#3;V16#5

Proscar: V9#11

Prostate: V3#4;V9#11; V19#8

Proventil: see Albuterol

Prozac: V6#6;V7#5;V10#5,7,8 (with Dilantin); V20#5,8

Psychiatric Institutes of America: V8#10 (fraud)

Psychologists Prescribing Drugs Debate: V7#1

Psyllium: V10#4

Public Health: V11#2

 

Q

Quality of Care: V4#8,9;V9#8, V22#3 see also Medical Care

Quality Adjusted Life-Years: V25#4

Questionable Doctors Publication: V6#8;V7#7;V9#11;V12#4;V14#3;V16#9;V17#12; V18#6,10

Questionable Hospitals Publication: V17#8

Questran: see Cholestyramine

Quinine Sulfate: V4#9;V5#1;V10#10

Qui‑Tam Lawsuits: V13#4,10,12

 

R

R.J. Reynolds: V3#7;V5#8,9;V8#5

Radial Keratotomy: V1#6

Radiation: see also Fluoroscopy and Xray and Human Radiation Exposure

Nuclear: V3#10; V24#4; V25#1

Radon Gas: V3#2

Raw Milk: V3#2;V5#4;V7#3

Red Cross: V17#1; V20#9

Reglan: V6#7

Reimportation: V20#7

Relenza: V16#2

Remeron: V20#8

Renese: V22#3

Reproductive Health: V22#7 

Research: see Medical Research

Residency, Long Hours: V5#9;V15#3,7;V17#6; V18#6; V25#9

Respirators, recall of: see ventilator

Restoril: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

Restless Leg Syndrome: V22#5

Retin‑A: V4#9;V11#4

Rexall Showcase International (RSI): V15#10

Reye’s Syndrome: see Aspirin

Rezulin: V15#5; V16#4, 5; V21#3

Right to Know: V1#1,2,3,5,6;V5#11

Risk: V18#6 (relative vs. absolute); V24#12 

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: V3#7

Rofecoxib: see Vioxx

Rogaine (Regaine): V3#3, 7;V5#8

Rosiglitazone: V16#4, V22#11

Rosuvastatin: V21#3; V22#4

RU 486: V6#10

 

S

Safety Bingo: V10#10

Safety Cables: V9#10 (deaths)

Saline spray: V20#5

Salmeterol: See Serevent

With Fluticasone: see Advair

Saluron: V22#3

Sand: V4#8;V5#8

Schering-Plough: V17#4, 9

Schizophrenia: V2#2;V6#7;V11#10

Scientific misconduct: V21#7 

Scoliosis: V1#6

Screening Tests: V19#3

Searle: V6#1

Second Opinion: V1#2;V3#3,11;V6#2

Sedatives: V7#3

Seldane: V8#9

Selegiline: see Eldepryl

Self‑referral: see Doctor, Self‑referral

Serax: V1#4;V3#4;V5#5;V16#8

Serevent: V21#9,11

Serzone: V20#8

Sex: V15#4

Sex Education: V17#1

Sex‑related Offenses, see Doctors, Sex‑related Offenses

Sibutramine: see Meridia

Silicone Gel Implants: V4#12;V5#3,5;V8#3;V10#1,8;V14#9

Advertising: V7#4;V7#6

FDA advisory panel: V8#1,2

Sildenafil: see Viagra

Silver, George A: V21#4

Single Payer: V23#11; V24#5; V25#1; V25#2; V25#3; V25#6; V25#7; V25#8

Singulair: V14#10

Sinutab: V11#9

Skin Cancer: V13#8;V16#6; V21#9

Sleeping Pills: V1#4;V3#4;V5#5;V6#1

Smokeless Tobacco: V1#1,2,3,4,5;V2#1,2,5;V3#5; V25#1

Smokers Rights: V5#9

Smoking

Advertisements: see Tobacco

Campaign Contributions: see Tobacco

Cessation: V4#10,11,12;V5#4;V22#7

Depression: V6#12

Recommendation to Congress: V5#4

Snuff: see Smokeless Tobacco

Sodium Nitroprusside: V6#4

Spinal Cord Injuries: V6#6

Spironolactone: V22#3

SSRIs: V20#8;V23#10; see also antidepressants

St. John’s Wort: V16#4

St. Jude: V21#10 (device manufacturer)

Stadol: V13#11

Statins: see Cholesterol-lovering drugs

Stealth PACs: V20#11

Sterilization:

Chemical‑caused: V13#12

Female: V6#2

Male: see Vasectomy

Stern, Philip: V8#7

Stimulator: V13#11

Strep Throat Test: V4#10;V7#7

Stress, Children: V7#7

Subway Safety: V16#11

Suicide: V20#5,8

Sunbeam and AMA: V13#9

Sunscreen: see Melanoma

Suprol (Suprofen): V2#3,5;V3#1,7

Surfaxin: V17#4

Surgery

Advertising: V6#4

Errors: V17#12

Pain Control After: V12#9

Second Opinion: V6#2

Unnecessary: V1#2;V4#1, 9

Synthroid: V12#6, V21#12 see also medical research

 

T

Tacrine: see Cognex

TAP Pharmaceuticals: V20#7

Taiwan Flu: V3#1,2

Tamiflu: V16#2

Tamoxifen: V10#7, 8 (correction);V14#12; V19#2

Tambocor: V5#7,11

Tampering: V7#4

Tampon Absorbency Warnings: V3#9;V4#7;V5#10;V6#6

Tegaserod: see Zelnorm

Temazepam: see Restoril

Terfenadine: see Seldane

Terminal Illness: V13#5

Tetanus: V11#5

Thai Infants Infected w/HIV: V14#5

Thiazides: V6#3

Thyroid Hormone: V6#11

Ticks: V3#7

Tinnitus: V7#9

Tobacco

ACLU: V9#9;V14#12;V15#4

Advertising/Promotion: V3#7,8, 12;V4#2;V5#8,12;V6#9;V8#5;V10#4;V14#10; v24#10

Cigarettes:  V18#1, V22#9 (smuggling)

Congress: V8#12;V9#11 

Exports: V3#7;V5#12;V6#5;V14#10;V17#12

Health Care Industry and: V21#12

Health, Minority, Other Organizations: V9#1;V14#5,9

Industry: V8#10 ;V14#5

Insider, The (movie): V16#2

Labeling: V14#10

Lobbyists: V12#9;V14#5,9

Low Tar & Nicotine

Philip Morris: V4#2;V5#12;V10#12; V16#4;V17#12; V18#10; V19#2

Presidential: V8#11

Sales to Children: V5#3;V8#9

Smokeless: see Smokeless Tobacco

State Deals: V15#1

Stock: V11#8 (health care giants’ investment in)

Taxes: V9#4

Tobacco Control: V10#4 MS & FL, 7

Toradol: V9#8,12;V10#11

Torsemide: V22#3

Toxic Shock Syndrome: see Tampon

Toxoplasmosis: V4#5

Trandate: see Labetalol

Tranquilizers: V1#4;V3#4,12;V5#5;V7#3;V8#12;V16#8

Tranxene: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

Transfusions: see Blood Transfusions

Tretinoin: see Retin‑A

Triamterene: V22#3

Triazolam: see Halcion

Trichlormethiazide: V22#3

Triplicate Prescriptions: V6#4

Troglitazone: See Rezulin

Trovafloxacin: see Trovan

Trovan: V21#3

Tuberculosis: V5#3

TV and Obese Children: V1#3

Tye, James: V12#10

Tylenol: V7#3;V10#12 (with alcohol);V11#2; V18#11

 

U

Ulcers: V12#11, see also Pressure Ulcers

Ulcerative Colitis: see Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Unnecessary Medical Care: V20#9

Urinary Incontinence: V8#2

USA Today, Drug Advertising: V14#9

U.S. Health Care: V23#12

 

V

Vaccination Policy: V16#6, V20#2

Vaccines

DPT: V4#5

Vaccine Drug Price Control: V4#10

Vagus Nerve Stimulator: V21#8

Valdecoxib: V20#9

Valium: V1#4;V3#4;V16#8

ValueJet Healthcare: V12#10

Varicella: see Chickenpox

Vasectomy: V2#2

Vasotec: V5#10

Venlafaxine: see Effexor

Ventilators, recall of: V20#4

Versed: V4#3,6;V7#9

Veterans, Health Insurance: V20#11

Veterans, Long‑Term Care: V7#11

Viagra: V14#8;V23#9

Vioform: V1#4,5,6

Vioxx: V17#3; V20#11; V21#3,8

Vitamins: V6#11;V9#12;V10#4; V18#10

Vitamin B3: see Niacin

VNS: see Vagus Nerve Stimulator

Voltaren: V7#5

 

W

Warfarin: see Coumadin

Water: V23#5

Web Sites: V16#3,5,6

Weight Loss: V10#4;V13#11;V15#11;V17#3 see also Olestra;V23#5;V23#10

Wellbutrin: V2#3; V20#8

Womens Health Alert (book overview): V7#4

West Nile Virus: V18#9

Whistleblowers: V20#10

Workplace Health Plans: V23#2

Workplace Hazards: V1#1,2,3,5;V3#5,12;V4#7;V5#9;V8#12;V10#3;V15#7 (deaths)

Worst Pills Best Pills III, The Older Adults Guide to Avoiding Drug Induced Death and Injury: V15#3

Worst Pills Best Pills Online: V19#3

Wyeth‑Ayerst: V5#5,7;V7#1

 

X

Xanax: V1#4;V3#4;V8#12;V16#8

Xenical: V22#2

X‑Rays: V3#2,3

 

Y

Years of Potential Life Lost (YPLL): V24#10

 

Z

Zaroxolyn: V22#3 

Zithromax: V15#9

Zelnorm: V20#6