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STAT: Did Merck circumvent its duty to warn on ‘Fosamax fractures’?

How would you feel if you were harmed by a medicine you took as prescribed and then learned that the drug company wasn’t liable — even though it knew about the risk and didn’t tell you or your doctor?

This is exactly what has happened in the case Continue Reading →

JustCare USA: The Side Effects of Gout Medication

Gout is one of the most painful types of arthritis. While medications can help, lifestyle and dietary changes can minimize flare-ups and the use of drugs.

Gout has a name-recognition problem. Even though its prevalence is increasing dramatically in the US, many physicians don’t recognize how serious the condition can Continue Reading →

Senior Planet: Myths and Facts About Flu Shots

So what makes you afraid to get a flu shot? Most of the time those fears are based on myths, half-truths or fictitious ideas you may have heard or read about. I’d like to address some of these and explain why getting a flu shot is good not only for Continue Reading →

RadioMD Wellness For Life: Endocrine Disruptors

RadioMD Wellness For Life features an interview with Su Robotti, founder/president, MedShadow Foundation on endocrine disruptors. Click here to listen.

MedPage Today: Abuse-Deterrent Oxycodone Ekes Out FDA Panel Win

Members of two FDA advisory committees on Wednesday narrowly favored approval for SpecGx’s putatively abuse-deterrent oxycodone product MNK-812, with plenty of arguments both for and against. Su Robotti, founder/president, MedShadow who serves as the Consumer Representative on the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee comments. Continue reading. 

CareDash.com: Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor Before Taking Antibiotics

If your doctor prescribes antibiotics, should you take them without asking any questions? Probably not. Up to one-third of all antibiotics prescribed are deemed medically unnecessary by the CDC. Many people also suffer from reactions that range from mild to severe. CareDash spoke with Dave Walker, RPh, MedShadow Medical Advisory Continue Reading →

HealthiNation: Taking Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes: 11 Tips Doctors Wish You Knew

Injecting insulin can be a scary prospect, but with the right info, you can learn to master your medication. Read the HealthiNation article which features Dave Walker, RPh, MedShadow Medical Advisory Board, here. 

HealthiNation: These 8 Diabetes Medication Mistakes Are Unfortunately All Too Common

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, the first step to getting your condition under control is understanding what it is, and how any medications you’ve been prescribed help you manage your diabetes. Read the information and tips from Dave Walker RPh/MedShadow Medical Advisory Board here. 

Next Avenue: Is This Newer Class of Antibiotics Really Safe?

MedShadow Foundation recently ran a news story about antibiotics causing “rare” damages to people. We’ve received very passionate responses — more than 75 and counting — from people who all claimed to be harmed by a particular type of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones also known as floxins. In fact, more Continue Reading →

Reader’s Digest: 11 Things Healthy People Do Before 10am

Early birds get the worm. You know how the old adage, but do you know how to put it into practice? Here, experts share what healthy people do before 10 a.m… every single day. Read tips from Dr. Lillie Rosenthal, MedShadow Medical Advisory Board here.

Reader’s Digest: 17 Everyday Medication Mistakes That Could Make You Sick

The number of home medication errors that resulted in calls to Poison Control doubled over a 13-year study period, according to recent research, and that’s only the mistakes that were phoned in. Luckily, most of those mistakes weren’t life-threatening, but they can be: One-third of the medication Continue Reading →

Radio MD/Wellness for Life: 7 Questions Women Should Ask About Meds

Su Robotti, founder/president, MedShadow, spoke about ” 7 Questions Women Should Ask Their Doctor About Meds” on Radio MD’s Wellness for Life talk show hosted by Dr. Susanne. Click here to listen to the segment on iTunes. 

 

 

About MedShadow Foundation

Founded in 2012 by Suzanne Robotti, MedShadow Foundation seeks to empower patients and encourage discussion between patient and health care provider about the short and long term side effects of prescription medication. MedShadow Foundation uses its website and various social media platforms to gather and report breaking news and resources related to the side effects of prescription medications. While recognizing the beneficial, often life-saving effects of prescription drugs, we know that accurate and complete information on side effects is frequently lacking.