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Intelligent Medicine: Dangers of Excessive Medicine

Polypharmacy–the prescribing of multiple medications simultaneously–is a big problem, especially among seniors. Surveys reveal that the average 65+ individual takes 14 prescription medications per year! It’s not uncommon to see elderly patients taking 6 or 7 drugs daily. Su Robotti, founder of the Medshadow Foundation (www.medshadow.org), highlights the dangers of Continue Reading →

Next Avenue: Dealing With The Side Effects of Arthritis Medications

It is estimated that more than 50 million Americans have arthritis, which is the top cause of disability in the United States. The disease affects women and older adults more often than men and younger folks, though people of all sexes, ages and races can have it. There are quite Continue Reading →

The Story Exchange: Informing the Public on Drug Risks & Benefits

Featured as part of The Story Exchange’s 1000+ Stories campaign dedicated to telling the personal and professional stories of women business owners — and to exploring the role of entrepreneurship in advancing women’s economic independence. Read Suzanne Robotti’s story here.

Medscape Medical News: FDA Panels Say Risks of Opana ER Outweigh Benefits

A panel of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts has advised the agency that the risks of an abuse-deterrent extended-release formulation of oxymorphone (Opana ER, Endo Pharmaceuticals) for relief of severe pain now outweigh its benefits. Read here.

Radio MD: Sexy Foods For Boosting Your Libido

Medications that assist with sexual function have become available over the past few decades. Before you reach for that sex pill, be sure you’ve discussed the side effects in depth with your doctor. You wouldn’t want any undesirable effects to negatively impact your libido. Also, consider some natural ways to Continue Reading →

Everyday Health: Why I Talked My Husband Out of Taking Statins

Statins are so universally popular with doctors that I’ve heard one claim “they” should put “statins in the drinking water.” Statins lower cholesterol which is a good thing because high cholesterol can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Heart attacks are the No. 1 killer in the US Continue Reading →

Next Avenue: Which Blood Thinner is Right For You?

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 →

 

 

About MedShadow Foundation

Founded in 2012 by Suzanne Robotti, MedShadow Foundation seeks to empower patients and encourage discussion between patient and health care provider about the short and long term side effects of prescription medication. MedShadow Foundation uses its website and various social media platforms to gather and report breaking news and resources related to the side effects of prescription medications. While recognizing the beneficial, often life-saving effects of prescription drugs, we know that accurate and complete information on side effects is frequently lacking.