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Why a Parkinson’s Drug Should Be Pulled From the Market
Since Nuplazid launched in June 2016, the FDA has received more than 700 reports of deaths linked to it. The…
The rest of the world has sunscreens with more advanced ingredients than in the US. Why are we behind in…
Bayer will stop selling Essure, a permanent birth control device, by the end of the year. Why? Because of patients…
Relying Too Much on Complementary Therapies Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
Complementary therapies should be just that: a complement, not a substitute, for proven treatments. Don’t rely on them alone. Complementary…
The Lost Voice in the Opioid Epidemic Debate
Patients who need Rx opioids for chronic pain say it has been getting harder to obtain them. How do you…
Many FDA advisory committee members later receive kickbacks from the very pharma companies whose drug they approved. How can we…
While many drugs are being approved more rapidly, are they much of an improvement over existing medications? What are the…
An FDA advisory committee just gave the thumbs-up — for the first time — to a drug that contains plant-based…
An FDA meeting early next month will focus on developing drugs for chronic pain and patient input on the topic…
Suicide and Mental Illness: The Forgotten Health Crises in America
The suicides of 2 high-profile individuals has renewed focus on mental illness the same week a CDC report found a…
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