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...
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,
THE DRUGS DON'T WORK: So why are more and more being prescribed for bi
In the early 90s, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and improved considerably on a daily dose of 125 mcg thyroxine (Norton brand) until 1999, when unbeknownst to me,
Fresh evidence suggests that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) taken for depressive illness are not safe in overdose, contrary to the belief of some doctors. ...