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Suzanne Robotti, President, MedShadow Foundation, Named to FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

February 14, 2017, New York, NY – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has named Suzanne Robotti, founder and president of MedShadow Foundation, to its Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee as the Consumer Representative. Next month, she will attend her first hearing where a prescription opioid drug will Continue Reading →

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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Media Appearances:

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, those with compromised livers may not be candidates for the drug. Read here.

The Hill: Drug Importation From Other Countries Will Save Dollars And Lives

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 →

Fox News Health: 9 Foods to Help Boost Libido This Valentine’s Day

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.

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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.

toolTips(‘.classtoolTips2’,’Diethylstilbestrol: a colorless crystalline synthetic compound C18H20O2 used as a Continue Reading →