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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…
Quick Hits: Psychedelic Ecstasy Eyed for PTSD, Ibuprofen May Raise Blood Pressure, and More
The psychedelic MDMA, better known as the party drug ecstasy, could become a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)after the…
Why an FDA Drug Safety Monitoring System Is Failing
The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a number of prescription drugs come to market that ended up causing grave…
While common OTC (over-the-counter) pain medications are known to carry a risk of heart attack, a new study finds that…
Why Drugs Should Take a Long Time to Get to Market
Drug companies, politicians and patient groups are clamoring for faster approval of drugs. But doing so could bring potentially harmful…
People who regularly use common NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen may be at an increased risk of heart…
Cardiovascular Group Calls for More Selective Use of Common Pain Meds Due to Side Effects
More prudent use of non-aspirin non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) commonly sold over the counter, such as Advil (ibuprofen) and Aleve…
4 reasons dangerous side effects are found after millions of people use a drug — and 8 drugs that are…
Q&A: A Doctor Challenges the FDA on Safety
In May 2014, Robert P. Blankfield, MD, MS, a clinical professor of family medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of…
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