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Large and Not In Charge (Thanks, Breast Cancer)

I’ve been joking quite a bit lately about reaching the “parade float” portion of the breast cancer experience, and it turns out my humor has been spot on. I found out on Thursday that I’ve gained a little over ten pounds since July, and my lymph node-deficient left arm seems to be growing larger by the day. This has lead me to wonder how many Macy’s employees it would take to escort me down Broadway during the annual Thanksgiving Day parade (Snoopy has quite the entourage).

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A Penny For Your Hot Flashes?

This essay was originally published on February 17, 2015.

I need to preface this blog entry by saying I have zero medical, legal, and pharmacological training.

What I do have is plenty of indignation towards the pharmaceutical industry, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their unethical practices. What’s got me so hot and bothered (pun intended) is a television commercial I saw a little while ago for a recently approved non-hormonal hot flash medication named Brisdelle.

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