cosmetics or drugs

Are Wrinkle Treatments Cosmetics?

Americans spend a lot of money on creams, lotions and other cosmetics that promise to improve their skin, hair, and even eyelashes.

Some products are marketed with claims that they will make people look younger. But are these products cosmetics? It depends.

  • Products intended to make people more attractive are generally cosmetics. For example, moisturizing is a cosmetic claim. So, if a product is intended to make lines and wrinkles less noticeable, simply by moisturizing the skin, it’s a cosmetic. Similarly, makeup or “primers” intended to make the signs of aging less noticeable just by hiding them are also

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pills, drugs

Making the Best Choice With Your Medication


There are many types of antibiotics, the most popular being penicillin, sulfas, and macrolides. Each medication comes with its own side effects and adverse reactions.

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, consumers need to be more informed about what they’re putting in their bodies. Getting  used to a trip to the doctor and a round of antibiotics is causing more harm than benefit.  There are many types of antibiotics. The most popular being penicillin, sulfas, and macrolides. Each of these comes with its own side effects and adverse reactions, so it’s important to know what you’re taking before …

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Spiraling Health Care Costs

The legislation that created the new Medicare drug benefit expressly prohibits the federal government from attempting to negotiate lower prices with drug companies.

By: Jim Schlagheck

Americans are deeply unhappy with the country’s health care programs and costs. And rightly so. As one author observed, “A recent survey showed that only 17 percent of respondents in the United States were content with their health-care system . . . Why the discontent? The superficial reasons are simple enough to describe: the system is hugely expensive, very bureaucratic, and extremely patchy. The expenses first: U.S. health care costs a third more, per …

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