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If you suffer from anxiety, panic disorder, or insomnia, your doctor may have prescribed you what’s known as benzodiazepines (or…
Anxiety Meds: Options, Side Effects & Alternatives
Anxiety can be debilitating. Anxiety meds might help, but learn about the possible side effects and consider the options of alternative medicines.
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MedShadow’s Top 10 Stories of 2018
What were the most popular stories we published in 2018? Our Top 10 includes two stories on drugs that have…
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10 Tips to Help Patients Going Through Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
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Quick Hits: Penicillin Allergies and Surgical Infections, FDA Okays Drug for Metastasized Breast Cancer & More
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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…
Q&A: Scott Stossel and His Age of Anxiety
Scott Stossel knows about prescription drugs and their side effects. Since the age of 10, he has been treated with…
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