Richard Sagall

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Name: Richard Sagall
Date registered: September 18, 2012
URL: http://www.needymeds.org

Biography

Richard J. Sagall, MD, President Rich received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo. After completing his family practice residency at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, ME, he practiced family medicine and occupational medicine there for nearly 20 years. During that time he began NeedyMeds. He and his wife moved to Philadelphia where he practiced occupational medicine and ran NeedyMeds. Rich has written articles on assistance programs and occupational medicine topics for a number of publications. He has given presentations on patient assistance programs and occupational medicine throughout the country. In addition to directing NeedyMeds, he runs the Pediatrics for Parents website (www.pedsforparents.com), a website on children's health, and publishes Pediatrics for Parents. His NeedyMeds email address is: richsagall@needymeds.org.

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  1. Unregulated Drugs a Hazard to Poor and Elderly Patients — June 26, 2013
  2. Is that Drug Really Necessary? — April 24, 2013

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Unregulated Drugs a Hazard to Poor and Elderly Patients

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As children grow up, they learn an important lesson: when you are sick, taking medicine usually helps you feel better in a reasonably short time. That acquired knowledge has helped generations of kids suck down foul-tasting cough medicine and other remedies. In fact, “taking your medicine” has become cultural shorthand for doing something that may …

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Is that Drug Really Necessary?

Rich Sagall MD

A recent Boston Globe article described a large settlement a family won against Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Children’s Motrin. There’s an old adage, “All I know is what I read in the newspaper” and that is the case here. While it may sound like a windfall for the family, there was more to …

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