Levodopa’s ability to reduce the distressing symptoms of early-stage Parkinson’s disease has earned itself enough street cred to become the first-line treatment for the condition. However, there’s a flip-side to every coin, and this drug is no...
Yet another clinical trial of tamoxifen can’t decide if the drug is worth taking.
Originally hailed as a major contribution to breast cancer prevention, tamoxifen has had a bumpy ride
In April, I reluctantly began taking the ACE-inhibitor ramipril, hoping it might regress LVH [left ventricular hypertrophy]. My GP gave me some responsibility for handling the dosage so that I could slowly build it up to 5 mg daily. I reached [this...
Q My 76-year-old father has recently developed tremors which his GP has diagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, but I would like a second opinion.
I have just read your article on pneumonia (WDDTY vol 15 no 11), in which I was quite interested, as my mother is very subject to pneumonia. We have also just managed to get her off about seven prescription drugs. Is it possible that drugs...
* Steroids such as prednisolone
* Epilepsy drugs such as Zonegran
The drugs regulators, those sentinels at the gate who ensure our safety from dangerous prescription drugs, can sometimes be slow to act. It is now 18 months since we predicted the imminent withdrawal of Arava (leflunomide),
I’m writing about the cause of the ever-growing cost of our National Health Service and its degeneration.
My case history of ankylosing spondylitis was of a calcified repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the spine.
The invitation to WDDTY readers to record their drug side-effects on your special website draws attention to the fact that thousands of patients are unable to do so.
If I had more money than morals, the first thing I’d do is plough every last red cent of mine into a drug company. No other profession, to my mind, has such total success in inventing a dubious solution, manufacturing the market to peddle it to and...