It’s a medical horror story. Between 1959 and 1985, about two thousand patients were given…
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Author: Marianne Wait
Statins have been associated with a host of side effects. Based on observational studies, as many as 30% of those taking the medications experience muscle aches and pains. There is also some evidence statins may boost the risk of developing diabetes.
If you’ve ever had a major accident, or a loved one with bone cancer, you know that there’s pain, and then there’s pain. The kind of pain that no amount of ibuprofen can touch. The kind that almost makes you wish you were dead. For people in this kind of pain, opioid medications, formerly known as narcotics, can be lifesavers. They can also be deadly, if misused or abused. Opioids work by changing the way the brain perceives pain. Commonly prescribed drugs in this class include codeine, hydrocodone (example: Vicodin), hydromorphone (example: Dilaudid), methadone (example: Dolophine), morphine (example: Kadian), meperidine…
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