MedShadow Features

6 Vaccine Myths: Misinformation About Vaccines Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

March 18, 2019
6 Vaccine Myths: Misinformation About Vaccines Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Persistent myths about vaccination are fueling declining vaccination rates – and disease outbreaks, such as the current measles one.

Why Taking Herbal Supplements During Cancer Treatment Can Be Dangerous

March 4, 2019
Why Taking Herbal Supplements During Cancer Treatment Can Be Dangerous

When a patient with breast cancer had more than the usual amount of toxic effects from the chemotherapy regimen she was on, Hardeep Phull, MD, an oncologist with the Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, was puzzled.

“It’s normal to have some side effects, but she was extremely tired, Continue Reading →

5 Popular Anti-Aging Ingredients: Do They Really Work?

February 25, 2019
Five Popular Anti-Aging Ingredients: Do They Really Work and What Are Their Risks?

Billions of dollars a year are spent on skin products that claim they can slow the aging process. Which ingredients in those products actually work?

5 Common Meds That Can Harm the Liver

February 18, 2019
5 Common Meds That Can Harm the Liver

Your liver is one of the body’s most crucial organs. Unfortunately, many drugs can put extra strain on it. Find out which ones do and how to minimize harm.

5 Things to Know About Statin Alternatives

February 11, 2019
Five Things to Know About Statin Alternatives

Statins are used to lower cholesterol, but some people have side effects or don’t want to take meds. Find out about alternatives and their effectiveness.

5 Options for Treating Nail Fungus

February 4, 2019
5 Options for Treating for Nail Fungus

If you have nail fungus, you’re eager to get rid of the icky stuff. There are lots of treatments, but some are more effective and have fewer side effects.

5 Things to Know About CBD Oil

January 28, 2019
5 Things to Know About CBD Oil

CBD oil, which comes from marijuana, has grown in popularity as a treatment for sleep, pain, appetite and other uses. Here’s what you should know about it.

Is Skin Cancer Cream Worth Taking?

January 21, 2019
Is Skin Cancer Cream Worth Taking?

Efudex is a cream medication prescribed to treat skin cancer and precancerous skin lesions. But side effects with it may lead you to consider other options.

The Fosamax Case Before the Supreme Court

January 14, 2019

In the fall of 2018, MedShadow Foundation and three past FDA executives contributed an amici curiae brief to the Supreme Court in the case of Merck vs. Albrecht.

The Supreme Court heard the case on Monday, January 7, 2019. The ruling is expected to be published in May.

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5 Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Depression

January 14, 2019
5 Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Depression

Although antidepressants are a first-line treatment for depression, many people don’t respond well to them. But there are non-drug options that may work.

5 Things to Know About Ketamine for Depression

January 3, 2019
5 Things to Know About Ketamine for Depression

The anesthetic ketamine is increasingly being used off-label for treatment-resistant depression. The drug seems to work rapidly, but its benefits may be short-lived and long-term side effects are unknown.

Did Merck Circumvent Its Duty To Warn on ‘Fosamax Fractures’?

December 18, 2018
What Was Merck's Duty to Warn on Fosamax Fractures?

At issue is how Merck dealt with updating Fosamax’s label when it became aware of spontaneous fractures. MedShadow filed an amicus curiae brief in the case.