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 →
MedShadow Foundation provides a compelling example of how over time, public relations can build brand recognition while driving website and social media traffic. With limited resources, we are constantly looking for cost-effective opportunities where MedShadow can shine. As indicated below, public relations works best as a long-term marketing strategy, Continue Reading →
The magnitude of opioid use among seniors is astounding …nearly a third of Medicare beneficiaries receive prescriptions for commonly abused opioids, including OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Fentanyl or generic equivalents. Suzanne Robotti, founder of MedShadow, a New York-based consumer advocacy group, spoke to Senior Wire News Service about why seniors Continue Reading →
By Steven Findlay
A group of medicines that became wildly popular over the past 20 years ended up posing serious dangers to some of the people who took them and to public health. But they also helped millions of people get a little bit more sleep. Yes, we are Continue Reading →