Author: Robert Gosstray

Robert Gosstray is a retired pharmacist and the resident health writer for Midlifexpress. He is the author of The Pharmacist's Secrets: Drugs, lies and money.
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5 Comments on Why I’m uneasy about our ‘magic-fix’ society
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Why I’m uneasy about our ‘magic-fix’ society

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am uneasy about the way our stress-ridden society now depends on a ‘magic fix’ for everything, which is catered for by…

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0 Comment on Why modern medicine is failing us all
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Why modern medicine is failing us all

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am appalled by the direction in which modern medicine is heading. I’ve been retired from pharmacy…

2 Comments on Why it’s time to get philosophical about menopause
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Why it’s time to get philosophical about menopause

Reading Time: 2 minutes Menopause has somehow come to be seen by doctors and their female patients as a “disorder”. Menopause, however, is a normal life condition.

0 Comment on Why off-label drug prescribing is off its head
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Why off-label drug prescribing is off its head

Reading Time: 2 minutes Off-label drug prescribing is now all the rage. A recent report stated that Seroquel (Quetiapine) is now…

1 Comment on How to be the world’s most inept drug pusher
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How to be the world’s most inept drug pusher

Reading Time: 2 minutes I would go down as the most inept drug pusher of all time. I was dubious from…

0 Comment on How I coped with a stroke
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How I coped with a stroke

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently I had a brain-attack (or a stroke). I have had regular disasters over the years but…

0 Comment on Rotigotine: Another new drug with weird and worrying side-effects
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Rotigotine: Another new drug with weird and worrying side-effects

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rotigotine is a new drug for the treatment of Parkinsons disease and as with all drugs in this class,…

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Vale the aromatic pharmacy of old

Reading Time: 4 minutes The aromatic pharmacy of old is gone and it’s been replaced by an army of bland, potent and expensive…