How Bad is the Problem? About 20 years ago, with one quarter of Americans having chronic pain, the US government declared a war on pain. Unfortunately, it gave physicians absolutely no guidance on how to relieve pain effectively. So, with drug...
Despite the advent of new antidepressant drugs such as the SSRIs, psychiatrists are still prescribing the older tricyclic drugs, the best known of which are amitriptyline and imipramine.
The world of dietary fats is a complicated alphabet soup of names and numbers, and our understanding of how each type of fat works in the body - for good or ill - is far from complete.
I was glad to see you write about some of the benefits of high-dose vitamin C (WDDTY vol 16 no 11). It’s very sad that drug-company propaganda has made people more afraid of natural remedies than drugs, which can kill and incapacitate millions. As a...
I take a prescription drug, an angiotensin receptor antagonist, called Aprovel (irbesartan) following a myocardial infarction seven years ago. Although Aprovel should only be used for high blood pressure,
The initially recommended dosage of prescription drugs is often twice that needed for safe and effective use in clinical practice, according to two new studies.
Insomnia may seem like a minor complaint, but it can have debilitating effects. At least 10 per cent of UK adults suffer from lack of sleep at some time, which can affect productivity at work, physical coordination and social interaction. Insomnia...
Methylphenidate (MPH) treatment 'may be associated with unacceptable side effects and risks' (J Clin Psychiatry, 1998; 59 [Suppl 7]: 42-9).
It is absurd to restrict the sale of harmless vitamins and minerals while at the same time allowing unlimited sales of alcohol, cigarettes, and garden and house chemicals known to be toxic,