For decades, doctors would prescribe Coumadin (warfarin), an anticoagulant also called a blood thinner, for those at high risk of a heart attack or stroke.
Everyone knew the drawbacks: constant blood tests, cutting out spinach and other leafy green veggies and maybe some bruising. Since Coumadin activates in the liver, Continue Reading →
High-quality, well-made medicines are available to US citizens, predominantly from Canada at lower costs than presently available. What could be bad about that?
Despite the clear benefits drug re-importation would bring to consumers, the most recent high-profile effort hit a hurdle last month when an amendment sponsored by Continue Reading →
This Valentine’s Day, couples across the nation will be cozying up to their sweethearts for a romantic night in. But sometimes, getting in the mood can be easier said than done — and for those folks, turning to the medicine cabinet may be the first solution that comes to mind.
Side effects from most drugs, and especially opioid drugs, are more pronounced in seniors. Falls, dizziness, headaches, sedation, worse constipation and slow reaction times are much more common when using opioids. Listen to the interview with MedShadow’s Su Robotti here.
When I was a kid watching TV, there was this terrible disease that was going through a scourge of the nation. It was halitosis. Everybody had to use Listerine to get rid of it. When my vocabulary expanded, I found out it was bad breath… That was Continue Reading →
DES was a form of synthetic estrogen marketed to women in the mid-20th century, and an estimated five to 10 million women took it while pregnant. The drug was later found to cause miscarriage and a rare form of vaginal cancer in girls exposed in the womb. Advocates today Continue Reading →
You probably know that you shouldn’t mix certain medications because of the risk of dangerous drug interactions. And you’ve probably heard the common warnings to avoid taking some types of medication on an empty or full stomach or with alcohol. But you may not be aware of food-drug interactions, which Continue Reading →