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Docs Want to Demote Dr. Oz
TV Host Mehmet Oz, MD has survived professionally despite criticism of his promotion of questionable weight loss remedies. In the latest assault, 10 physicians publicized a letter they wrote the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons' dean, protesting Oz's faculty appointment in the department of surgery.
Gout Drug Cost Increase Slows Doctors’ Prescription Rates
Now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided to start regulating a drug commonly prescribed to treat gout, many patients will no longer be able to afford the medication.
Anakinra Can Be an Effective Option for the Treatment of Gout
Critically ill patients with acute gouty arthritis who cannot be treated with standard therapy responded well to treatment with anakinra in a recent study.
People with Gout Not As Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers report that gout may actually have a neuroprotective effect and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 24 percent.
Uric Acid Correlated with Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis
In a study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, investigators identified uric acid as a potential biomarker in the progression of multiple sclerosis disability.
Many Gout Patients in England Not Receiving Needed Treatments
For patients living with gout, the pain and discomfort associated with the condition can be relieved by widely available medications. According to a recent study, many patients in England are not getting the treatment they need to help them live symptom-free on a regular basis.

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