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MedShadow Receives Spring 2017 Digital Health Merit Award for 2 Part Investigative Series

June 16, 2017, New York, NY – MedShadow Foundation has received a Spring 2017 Digital Health Awards Merit designation for its two part series, Hide And Don’t Seek: Why Are Many Side Effects Kept From the Public by Padma Nagappan. In the series, Nagappan addresses how many side effects Continue Reading →

Suzanne Robotti, President, MedShadow Foundation, Named to FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

February 14, 2017, New York, NY – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has named Suzanne Robotti, founder and president of MedShadow Foundation, to its Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee as the Consumer Representative. Next month, she will attend her first hearing where a prescription opioid drug will Continue Reading →

MedShadow Receives Spring 2016 Digital Health Award for Its Website

June 13, 2016, New York, NY – MedShadow has been recognized with a Spring 2016 Digital Health Awards Silver designation for its website in the Nonprofit category. Winners were announced on June 10th.  Formerly known as the Web Health Awards, the Digital Health Awards are held twice each year – Continue Reading →

Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose & Public Misconceptions About Opioids

“There’s a straight line between the overprescribing of opioids, the public’s misconceptions about these drugs and the rapidly rising number of accidental deaths from opioid addiction.”

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Next Avenue: How Acupuncture Can Reduce the Need for Medicine

A common concern for patients who integrate different treatment types is the divided loyalty they feel between their practitioners. Even well-informed patients can be overwhelmed, and there is a common misconception that conventional medicine and “complementary” modalities such as acupuncture are mutually exclusive. Read here.

Reader’s Digest: 7 Common Medications You Didn’t Know Could Worsen Sun Damage

You know some medications have side effects such as fatigue or stomach upset, but a handful can set you up for a nasty sunburn or rash. Make sure you’re not taking any of them before you head outdoors to soak up the rays. Read Su Robotti’s article for Reader’s Digest Continue Reading →

LITE FM Get Connected: Balancing Acupuncture With Conventional Medicine

The basics of acupuncture and how it can compliment conventional medicine with Noah Rubenstein, clinic director of the YinOva Institute and a contributor to the consumer medical advocacy site, Listen here. 

JustCareUSA: Right to Try Experimental Drugs is Bad Deal for Terminally Ill Patients

It sounds like a good idea. Patients who are terminally ill would be allowed to ask pharmaceutical companies to try drugs that are not yet approved. If a patient who is dying has tried other medications without success, why not let him or her take the risk on unproven drugs? Continue Reading →