Tag archive for Medicines

Tylenol Overdose Linked To Liver Problems

Tylenol Overdose Linked To Liver Problems

Another dangerous drug called Tylenol has been found causing the liver problems taken in high doses. Tylenol is very popular pain killer and people often take it rather than aspirin. The ingredient Acetaminophen causes damage to liver in high doses. Acetaminophen is often present in…

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Connection Between Fractured Hips And Heart Burn Drugs

Connection Between Fractured Hips And Heart Burn Drugs

Another interesting fact. I knew that these drugs like Prevacid, Prilosec and Nexium would have some kind of side effects. Well they just find the new connection between hip fracture and heartburn drugs markedly in people over 50. The researchers have found out that when…

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OTC drugs, Prescriptions Are More Fatal Than Cocaine

OTC drugs, Prescriptions Are More Fatal Than Cocaine

Another story about over the counter drugs. Obviously the most dangerous drugs are OxyContin, Vicodin and Hydrocodone. The number of addicts from drugs is on the rise. Joseph Troncale, medical director for Caron Treatment Centers based in Wernersville, Pa is saying that OxyContin, Percocet and…

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Link Between Stillbirth and Anti-depressants

Link Between Stillbirth and Anti-depressants

I could not believe, when I read this article. Amazing stuff. And still some doctors are forcing meds and even say they do not have major side effects. Isn’t stillbirth a major side effect? SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) increase the level of serotonin in…

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Latest Vioxx Trials – $4.5 Millions Won Against Merck Company

Latest Vioxx Trials – $4.5 Millions Won Against Merck Company

Another trial win against Vioxx. John McDarby and his wife got $4.5 million in a lawsuit against Merck company. John McDarby got a heart attack. He took Vioxx for 4 years. But the other victim Cona got only $45, because he took Vioxx only for…

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Paid Writers Play Big Role At Medical Journals

Paid Writers Play Big Role At Medical Journals

In 2001, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases published an article that touted the use of synthetic vitamin D. Its author was listed as Alex J. Brown, an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis. But recently, that same article was featured as a…

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Big Pharma’s Pain-For-Profit Industry Booming Despite Vioxx Verdict

Big Pharma’s Pain-For-Profit Industry Booming Despite Vioxx Verdict

News of a comprehensive medical industry marketing report called the U.S. Market for Pain Management Drugs and Devices was circulated on the internet this week coincidentally just prior to the verdict in the first of the over 4,200 lawsuits against the makers of Vioxx, the…

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Why Do Pharmaceutical Drugs Injure and Kill?

Why Do Pharmaceutical Drugs Injure and Kill?

According to the United States ‘ Food and Drug Administration, 1.5 million Americans were hospitalized in 1978 alone, as a consequence of pharmaceutical drugs administered to “cure” them. It was also found that some 30% of all hospitalized people suffered further damage from the therapy…

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Guardian – Scientists Are Accepting Large Sums of Money

Guardian – Scientists Are Accepting Large Sums of Money

Scandal of scientists who take money for papers ghostwritten by drug companies. Doctors named as authors may not have seen raw data Scientists are accepting large sums of money from drug companies to put their names to articles endorsing new medicines that they have not…

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Crestor Risks Higher than Other Statins

Crestor Risks Higher than Other Statins

WASHINGTON – The rate of serious muscle damage reported in patients who took AstraZeneca Plc’s cholesterol drug Crestor was six times higher than with similar medicines, a consumer group said on Thursday. The findings by consumer group Public Citizen contradicted a statement by the Food…

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Five Brands of Risk

Five Brands of Risk

Now That an FDA Official Has Voiced Concerns About A Group of Popular Medications, Some Patients Who Take Them Are Seeking Safer Options. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and pharmaceutical companies. But it’s also been…

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Interview: Duane Graveline – Medical Doctor, Astronaut, and Critic of Lipitor and Other Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs

Interview: Duane Graveline – Medical Doctor, Astronaut, and Critic of Lipitor and Other Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs

Dr. Graveline began his medical odyssey at the famed Walter Reed Army Hospital during the time when America’s space pioneers were just beginning to study the medical effects of space flight. After becoming a flight surgeon and participating in that space medical research, Dr. Graveline…

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Prozac Maker Knew of Side effects in 1988

Prozac Maker Knew of Side effects in 1988

THURSDAY, Dec. 30 (HealthDayNews) — Confidential company documents obtained by a well known medical journal suggest that drug company Eli Lilly & Co. was aware that its antidepressant medicine Prozac was linked to bad side effects as far back as 1988, the same year the…

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