Often, the short-term clinical trials, which also often involve only small numbers of ‘healthy’ patients don’t uncover the worst side-effects, which then only emerge when a drug is taken by the public at large.
When your doctor reaches for his prescription pad, possibly the most important question you can ask is the age of the drug he’s about to prescribe you. If it’s brand-new, as Nancy Reagan once put it, just say no.
New drugs seem to be getting more toxic. Since 1997, more drugs have been withdrawn because of toxicity than in any other era in the history of modern medicine.
I would be most grateful if you can help with my search for information about and treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura H M S, Norwich....... ...
I recently spent five days in my local hospital after fracturing my left wrist and dislocating the radius [the bone on the thumb side of the forearm that makes up part of the wrist joint].
Many things can trigger depression. It is common during life changes such as adolescence, marriage, birth and menopause. It can be a consequence of your upbringing - such as whether or not you were taught effective coping skills as a child.
A number of classes of drugs can cause cerebral hemorrhage or infarction. These include: ... ...
The breast cancer ‘wonder drug’ tamoxifen has been found to cause an aggressive cancer of the uterus.