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Is Common MRI Contrast Dye Safe? What You Need to Know
Small amounts of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) can remain in the body for a long time. It also said that “it is not known how GBCAs may affect you long term” and emphasized that “studies have not found any harmful effects in patients with normal kidney function.”
MS Drug Restricted in Europe
Multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada has been found to have serious — even fatal — side effects which have led the…
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…
Medical Marijuana Has ‘Limited’ Effectiveness in Multiple Sclerosis
Drugs containing compounds found in marijuana may have a modest benefit in treating the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis (MS).…
Quick Hits: Are Smokeless Tobacco Devices Safer, Another Muscular Dystrophy Drug & More
Smokeless tobacco devices that are marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes may not be as harmless as claimed,…
6 Uses for Botox You May Not Know
While Botox (botulinum toxin) is most well known as a wrinkle-reducing treatment, you might be surprised at what other conditions…
Quick Hits: Long-Term Opioid Use in Neuropathy, Risk of Health Issues Seen with MS Drug & More
Patients with polyneuropathy – a type of nerve damage characterized by numbness and burning pain in parts of the body…
Drug Side Effects Reported to FDA Skyrocket
Since 2004, the number of side effects reported to the FDA has increased nearly fivefold, according to a new analysis.…
Quick Hits: FDA Approves New Drug for MS, Diabetes & More
Zinbryta (daclizumab), a monthly self-administered injection that aids in the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis, has been approved…
The Problem with Weed
For many years I stood in favor of legalizing pot. The primary reason for my opinion was that it is…
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