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