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Ask the Pharmacist:
Who’s Minding Your Meds? (Part 2)
Who’s Minding Your Meds? (Part 2) How can you protect yourself from medical mistakes? Start by knowing the names of all the medications you are taking and keep an up-to-date list of them. Read more ➜
Health Pulse:
Only You Can Decide If a Drug’s Risk is Acceptable
Only You Can Decide If a Drug’s Risk is Acceptable 'No cancer drug is safe, it’s always a trade-off,' says oncologist Bishal Gyawali, whose study found that many cancer drug studies downplay adverse events. Read more ➜
Feature:
What You Need to Know About Gout Treatments
What You Need to Know About Gout Treatments Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis. While medications can help, lifestyle and dietary changes can minimize flare-ups and the use of drugs. Read more ➜
Health Buzz:
Recap: Raising Awareness About the Side Effects of Medicines
On November 1, MedShadow held its first-ever event bringing together patient advocates, health care professionals, political leaders and the public. Read more ➜
MedShadow Blog:
Supplements Scare Me — They Should Scare You, Too
Supplements Scare Me -- They Should Scare You, Too Would you buy a supplement that could fight cancer, prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, lower your blood pressure AND relieve the symptoms of hepatitis? Read more ➜
Need to Know:
Need to Know: Smoking Cessation Medications
Good news: Former smokers now outnumber current smokers. If you’re trying to quit, there are a variety of prescription and OTC medications that can help. Read more ➜

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