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Only You Can Decide If a Drug’s Risk is Acceptable

Only You Can Decide If a Drug’s Risk is Acceptable

“No cancer drug is safe, it’s always a trade-off,” says oncologist Bishal Gyawali, whose study found that many cancer drug studies downplay adverse events.

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Can You Trust Genetic Tests for Meds?

Can You Trust Genetic Tests for Meds?

A new FDA approved test can determine how your body metabolizes medications. But is this and other pharmacogenomic testing really useful for consumers?

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Is New Flu Drug Xofluza Worth Taking?

Is New Flu Drug Xofluza Worth Taking?

The FDA just approved a new drug that can shorten duration of the flu by about a day. Is it worth taking Xofluza and how does it compare to Tamiflu?

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Why You Should Care About Side Effects

Why You Should Care About Side Effects

Last year, the FDA received more than 1.8 million reports of drug adverse events. Adverse drug reactions are a factor in over 100,000 deaths annually.

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Why Isn’t the FDA Tougher on Tainted Supplements?

Why Isn’t the FDA Tougher on Tainted Supplements?

A study finds many supplements tainted with pharmaceutical drugs remain on the market amid a lack of appropriate FDA enforcement. What can be done to fix this?