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Could It Be My Meds?
Modern medicines can be miracles that save us or our loved ones. But they come with complexities. No medicine goes…
Patients With Epilepsy Navigate Murky Unregulated CBD Industry
In 2013, Tonya Taylor was suicidal because her epileptic seizures persisted despite taking a long list of medications. Then a…
Are Compounding Pharmacies Safe?
There’s a shortage of the weight-loss drug Wegovy (semaglutide) and compounding pharmacies have been stepping in to manufacture their own…
Quick Hits: Interim FDA Head Named, Inactive Ingredients in Drugs and Allergic Reactions & More
The Trump administration has named Ned Sharpless, MD, currently director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to become the interim…
Drugs Approved More Quickly Have Less Robust Clinical Trials
Many drugs approved through the FDA’s Breakthrough Therapy designation had clinical trials that enrolled fewer patients and lacked randomization, compared…
Half of Americans Misusing Prescription Drugs, Opioids
Over half of Americans are misusing their prescription drugs — such as taking too much of a drug they are…
Overprescribing: Do You Really Need to Take That Med?
Do you take 4 pills a day? If so, you’re like most Americans. Yet what are we taking all these…
What Happens When The FDA Is Addicted to the Drug Industry?
With the FDA receiving the vast majority of its funding to regulate drugs from that very industry, that’s a conflict…
Quick Hits: Drug Interactions With Emergency Contraceptives, Liquid Medicine Dosing Errors, & More
Taking certain medications may prevent the emergency contraceptive pill — better known as the “morning after pill” — from working…
About Half of Americans Take Rx Painkillers, Sedatives or Stimulants
Last year, almost 45% of Americans aged 12 and older took prescription pain relievers, sedatives, stimulants or tranquilizers, accounting for…
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