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MedShadow TV:
Petition to Allow Greater Research of Marijuana
At a time when more states are decriminalizing pot, we need the DEA to change it from Schedule I to Schedule II drug so we can finally have solid research. Read more 
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Stuck with Statins? Try a Plant-Based Diet to Cut Back
Stuck with Statins? Try a Plant-Based Diet to Cut Back Want to lower your cholesterol without relying on statins? A whole-foods, plant-based diet can naturally reduce cholesterol and avoid drug side effects. Read more 
FDA Watch:
Is the FDA Really That Slow at Approving Drugs?
Is the FDA Really That Slow at Approving Drugs? Criticism that the FDA doesn't approve drugs fast enough ignores the fact that most drugs are approved in the US first and within regulatory timelines. Read more 
MedShadow Blog:
Crying Over Dry Eyes
Crying Over Dry Eyes When a doctor accepts payments or perks from a pharmaceutical company to encourage prescribing that firm's drugs, are patients' best interests ignored? Read more 
Need to Know:
Need to Know: Birth Control Pills
Need to Know: Birth Control Pills There are plenty of options when it comes to birth control pills. Find out how they work, possible side effects and potential drug interactions with them. Read more 
Your Meds: Risks vs Benefits:
Why an FDA Drug Safety Monitoring System Is Failing
Why an FDA Drug Safety Monitoring System Is Failing The FDA Sentinel Initiative launched almost 10 years ago to monitor the safety of drugs after they hit the market. Why has it largely been a disappointment? Read more 
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Medications That Can Make You More Sensitive to Sun Damage
Medications That Can Make You More Sensitive to Sun Damage Learn about sun sensitivity related to certain drugs and how to minimize related risks – including skin cancer Read more