QOTD

Macbeth: How does your patient, doctor?

Doctor: Not so sick, my lord, as she is troubled with thick-coming fancies that keep her from rest.

Macbeth: Cure her of that! Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon her heart.

Doctor: Therein the patient must minister to himself.

― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

These kind of questions must be asked!

How does one go about resuscitating a centaur?

So a doctor (@FredWuMD) took to Twitter to ask fellow medical professionals an incredibly important question – if a centaur was in the midst of a cardiac arrest, where would you presume the heart is? Where would you use defibrillator pads?

Does a centaur have two hearts? If so, which do you defibrillate? How many joules should you use?

Read the article to find out their conclusions, and add any suggestions you may have!

U.S. to Make More Drugs Easily Available, Cutting Role Docs Play

I have a bad feeling about this…

From Bloomberg–

Americans may soon be able to get cholesterol-lowering medications and other widely used prescription drugs without seeing a doctor, a first step in
what could amount to sweeping changes to how patients access treatments for chronic conditions.

The Food and Drug Administration in a draft guideline on Tuesday outlined how such a status, which the agency said could help lower health-care costs,
would work. Patients could answer questions on a mobile-phone app to help determine whether they should be able to access a medication without a
prescription.

“Our hope is that the steps we’re taking to advance this new, more modern framework will contribute to lower costs for our health care system overall
and provide greater efficiency and empowerment for consumers by increasing the availability of certain products that would otherwise be available only by
prescription,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.