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MedShadow Receives Spring 2016 Digital Health Award for Its Website

June 13, 2016, New York, NY – MedShadow has been recognized with a Spring 2016 Digital Health Awards Silver designation for its website in the Nonprofit category. Winners were announced on June 10th.  Formerly known as the Web Health Awards, the Digital Health Awards are held twice each year – Continue Reading →

Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose & Public Misconceptions About Opioids

“There’s a straight line between the overprescribing of opioids, the public’s misconceptions about these drugs and the rapidly rising number of accidental deaths from opioid addiction.”

MedShadow Foundation Welcomes New Content Editor, Jonathan Block

Online health advocacy source broadens coverage of side effects, risks and benefits of medicine

NEW YORK, NY, April 28th, 2016 – MedShadow Foundation, an online nonprofit that educates consumers on the side effects, risks and benefits of medicine, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Block as Content Editor.

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MedShadow Wins 2 AVA Digital Awards

The AVA Digital Awards today announced winners for the 2016 international awards competition. MedShadow Foundation received two gold awards in the nonprofit website and nonprofit video for the web categories.

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Media Appearances:

LITE FM 106.7: The Risks of Opioids for Seniors

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.

The Hill: Pharma Fear Mongering Raises Healthcare Costs

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 →

Broadly: The Devastating Effects of a 1940s ‘Wonder Pill’ Haunt Women Generations Later

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 →

Next Avenue: Food-Drug Combinations That Can Be Dangerous

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 →