The recent attack by UK health authorities on vitamin and mineral supplements was astonishing largely because of the flimsiness of the evidence of so-called dangers.
About half of all senior patients take several prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs simultaneously, and frequently over prolonged periods. Many conditions mistakenly considered new diseases are, in fact, unrecognised drug interactions
IT'S BETTER THAN THE LOTTERY, FOLKS: How to blow the whistle on a dru
Re WDDTY vol 15 no 11, I hope Mrs S. Ruffell’s granddaughter recovers from the leukaemia caused by the MMR jab plus some prescribed drugs.
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...
Most new drugs are simply old drugs with a bit of window dressing to justify double the price tag. Yet, the dangers multiply from these novel twists and aren’t picked up until after the drugs are taken by millions.
Doctors aren't great at reading drug information sheets, and their patients aren't much better either. That's why pregnant women are prescribed drugs that are wholly inappropriate for their condition, and that's why they take them, too.
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.
Before taking a powerful prescription drug, the doctor - and patient - should weigh up the risks and benefits. Of course the doctor rarely does any such thing, and prescribes the drug as a matter of course. Unfortunately no drug comes without side...
The pharmaceutical industry is the only industry in the world enjoying an enormous increase in revenue of 15-20 per cent, year on year on year, during an economic cycle when the rest of global industry has been enduring flat growth.