SUFFER THE CHILDREN: Drugs that kill and harm the very young
Hypertension (high blood pressure) is not a ‘disease’ per se; it is believed to be a significant risk factor in other diseases, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke and kidney disease.
THE DRUGS DON'T WORK: And for once it's not us saying it, it's Glaxo
The Health Freedom Movement march is over (thank so many of you for attending), but the fight has just begun.
YOUR FRIENDLY DRUG DEALER: Yes, it’s the family GP
Steroids have extreme and far-reaching effects on many systems of the body.
* Reduce functions and numbers of T and B cells and other lymphocytes and macrophages
Several years ago, protease inhibitors were the Great White Hope of AIDS therapy. These drugs work by inhibiting the enzyme protease, which is crucial to HIV’s ability to reproduce.
Your cholesterol levels are a little on the high side. Almost without thinking, your doctor reaches for his pad to write a prescription for a statin - it is, after all, best practice.
So what's your response? Up to quite recently, possibly not a lot.
During a general check-up, most doctors recommend that you undergo a cholesterol test to determine whether you are at risk of heart disease. The test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the serum
Prozac is not the only mood-altering drug approved for use in children. In fact, a number of drugs have been cleared for use in the under-18s even though few have been safety-tested in this age group