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MedShadow protects lives by uncovering the hidden and minimized risks of medicines so that everyone has the ability to make truly informed decisions about the risks, benefits, and alternatives to medicines.

VISION

MedShadow is a leader in independent health journalism that makes available information on the side effects of medicines and lower risk alternatives in order to improve quality of life for all.

WHO WE ARE

MedShadow is an independent nonprofit health news journalism site focused on the side effects of medicines and lower risk alternative health options. We protect your life and the lives of your family by making sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about the risks, benefits, and alternatives to medicines.

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MedShadow is made up of award-winning health journalists, medical professionals, donors, and volunteers who are committed to making the hidden and minimized risks of medicines visible so that everyone has the information needed to make the best health care decisions for themselves and their families.

Abortion and Pregnancy from a Health Perspective

 

Abortion and Pregnancy from a Health Perspective
by Suzanne Robotti

As an independent health-driven nonprofit, MedShadow’s mission is to ensure that all people have information on the risks and benefits of medicines and treatments, so they can make the best health care choices for themselves and their families. Separate from any personal, political or religious beliefs, the ruling from the Supreme Court on June 24…Read More

 

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATION

Every medicine has a side effect. So does every herbal remedy, vitamin, supplement, etc. A side effect is any unintended reaction.

Stat Infograph - In America, prescription medication drugs are the 4th Leading cause of death

But that’s what happens to other people, most of us don’t worry about side effects until it happens to them. But it happened to me, Suzanne, the founder of MedShadow. Before I was born, my mother was prescribed a drug that was supposed to help her pregnancy. Instead, it affected the fetus’ fertility organs.The drug affected my fertility organs, leaving me without the ability to bear a child. That drug was given to about five million pregnant women before it was finally banned in pregnancy.

Side effects are personal. They happen to real people and to a lot of people.

  • Read about Kim’s heartbreak when her husband Woody suffered the undisclosed and devastating side effects antidepressants; or
  • Rachel’s story about the harms that women aren’t warned about with breast implants; or
  • Andrew’s search for help with his military service related injuries when traditional medicines couldn’t help.

There are more than 2 million serious adverse drug reactions in hospitals yearly, leading to more than 100,000 deaths. (Source: Lazarou J et al. JAMA 1998;279:1200–1205) Side effect awareness, management, and avoidance can change that number. Thank you for reading.

Side effects are personal. They can seriously affect you and your family’s health.

DISCOVER FAQ ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS

 

FAQ about Side Effects of Medication by MedShadow Foundation

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