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Can the Pain Without the Meds: 8 Non-Pharma Therapies
“When your whole body is a giant toothache, nothing fixes it,” observes Charley Pavlosky, 65, recalling the systemic pain that…
Pros and Cons: Prednisone
If you visit the doctor from time to time for anything other than a routine checkup, it’s likely that at…
Follow the Simple Instructions – Or Else
A few years ago, I started taking more Motrin (ibuprofen) than the label said I should. I’m a pharmacist, I…
With cold and flu season in full swing, people with high blood pressure that is not controlled well or who…
While the benefits of birth control are obvious, each method has its drawbacks. Keeping up with daily birth control pills,…
What You Need to Know About Gout Treatments
Gout has a name-recognition problem. Even though its prevalence is increasing dramatically in the US, many physicians don’t recognize how…
Quick Hits: Pain Reliever Linked to CV Events, More Kids With ADHD & More
A pain reliever that is available both over-the-counter and via prescription is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular…
What Doesn’t Work for Arthritis
After reading studies and listening to presentations at the FDA, I learned something: If I ever have arthritis pain or…
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are some of the most commonly used pain relievers and can either be prescribed by your…
The Dangers of Taking Too Much Pain Reliever
About 15% of people taking ibuprofen (Advil) or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) exceed the recommended daily maximum dosage. Researchers…
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