MedShadow TV


Managing IBS With Minimal Meds

August 1, 2017

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is, at best, an uncomfortable condition. This week, Su and Jonathan discuss opting to try changes in diet and exercise before moving on the the medicines advertised on TV.

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Petition to Allow Greater Research of Marijuana

July 17, 2017

This week, Su and Jonathan discuss why MedShadow is sponsoring a petition asking the DEA to change marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug. The little research we currently have about marijuana — medical or recreational – is of poor quality. We need stronger research, and Continue Reading →

How to Report Side Effects to the FDA

July 10, 2017

This week, MedShadow founder Su Robotti and content manager Jonathan Block take a look at the FDA’s reporting system for side effects from medications, medical devices, food, cosmetics and more. They walk us through the online MedWatch form for reporting, while mentioning that there are 3 other ways to get Continue Reading →

Safety Check: Bug Repellents

June 19, 2017

This week Su and Jonathan take a look at the most common ingredients in bug repellents. Which are safest and which are most effective? Answers to that and a look at a homemade citronella arrangement.

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Managing Indoor Allergies Without Meds

May 23, 2017

While most people focus on outdoor allergies, indoor allergies can be just as debilitating. Su and Jonathan discuss strategies for dealing with them that avoids OTC and prescription meds. Also see our feature, Medicine-Free Methods of Dealing with Indoor Allergies.

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Faster FDA Approvals = More Drug Safety Problems

May 16, 2017

This week, Su and Jonathan discuss a new study that shows that fast-tracked and prioritized drug approvals by the FDA lead to greater adverse events. Patients beware.

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Episode 22: How to Evaluate Medical Studies

May 1, 2017

How do you know when that medical ‘breakthrough’ reported in the news is legit? Here’s what to look for in articles about studies.