It sounds like a good idea. Patients who are terminally ill would be allowed to ask pharmaceutical companies to try drugs that are not yet approved. If a patient who is dying has tried other medications without success, why not let him or her take the risk on unproven drugs? Continue Reading →
Here’s a quick fact: None of the vitamins or dietary supplements glaring at you from store shelves have been reviewed for safety or effectiveness by the FDA, or any other organization for that matter, before you to buy them.
Instead, the ingredients they contain are only required to be classified Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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 →