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Guest Editorial: Taming Big Pharma

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News Briefs, Editorial | No Comments

By James D. Veltmeyer, M.D. Millions of people were outraged in 2015 when Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a 62-year-old drug considered the gold standard in the treatment of a life-threatening parasitic infection from $13.50 to $750 overnight — a 5,000-plus percent increase. Likewise, the cost of the drug cycloserine, used to treat multidrug […]

Guest Editorial: Give dad the gift of good mental health and well-being

By Michael J. Bailey, M.D. Most dads understand the importance of staying healthy so they’re ready to handle the demands of fatherhood, whether it’s giving a piggy-back ride or a first driving lesson. But total wellness is about more than just eating right, exercising and getting regular check-ups — it’s also about managing your mental […]

SoccerCity: A dagger poised to strike the heart of San Diego

By Joe LaCava Mission Valley is the heart of San Diego. Proximity to nearly everything, facilitated by easy access to San Diego’s key transportation corridors, has long made Mission Valley an attractive place to live, work and play. Unfortunately, that may change if the proposed SoccerCity development moves forward. This massive, mixed-use development — which […]