Archive for June, 2013

Maine allows medication importation

Despite the controversy about importation of medication, Maine is now the first state in the Union to pass a law allowing the importation of medication from Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia.

It now becomes the patient’s viligance to make sure of the legitimacy of the online pharmacy and the quality of the medication. Clearly the motivation for such a law is the burden of medication cost as transformation of the health care system shifts increasing costs to the patients. One of my patient’s mother told me it cost her $1000/month for her adult son’s asthma medication. Clearly people will be going without treatment if costs are exorbitant. So sad.

There is a website to check on online pharmacy credentialing that may be helpful to people when considering importation.

Please understand that this information is provided without any endorsement as to what you should do for your specific medical care. Please check with your individual physician about this issue.

David  W. Goodman, M.D.


Women’s Health Magazine and ADHD in Women

The June 2013 issue of Women’s Health magazine includes an article by S. Subramanian¬†on ADHD in women. This is a long and insightful article highlighting the ADHD issues that specifically arise in women’s lives and relationships. I was honored to be interviewed and quoted in the article along with other nationally recognized experts in the field (Ed Hallowell, M.D., Patricia Quinn, M.D., Russell Ramsey, Ph.D., Craig Surman, M.D., Melissa Ovlov, and Gina Pera)

National coverage by press and media of ADHD in adults continues to be of interest to the public. With each such article a few more people reflect on their lives and experiences and think “Gosh, that sounds like me” or “Gosh, that sounds like someone I know well.” Hopefully these people seek out additional information and pursue a proper evaluation.

According to my recently ADHD diagnosed 65 year old patient, “It’s never to late to see what I’m really capable of.”

David W. Goodman, M.D.