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Did Price Fixing by Generic Drug Companies Cheat You?

When you think of price fixing, what comes to mind? Construction, banking, transporation? What about generic drug prices? That scandal has our attention!

A Pharmacist Asks If These 10 Drug Therapies Run Counter to Nature

Hydroxychloroquine Harm: Arrhythmias and Death

Did Anal Absorption of Prep H Raise BP

Heartburn Drugs like PPIs Are Linked to Dementia

Meloxicam Raised Blood Pressure Through the Roof!

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Antidepressants and Thoughts of Suicide – Were You Warned?

It's hardly surprising that tens of millions of people take antidepressant medications. What is shocking is that such drugs may trigger thoughts of suicide.

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Should You Be Wary of DXM Cough Medicine if You Catch COVID-19?

We are all hoping for an effective medicine to treat COVID-19. But are there drugs to avoid? A new study suggests you might be wary of DXM Cough Medicine.

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Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer With Aspirin?

A meta-analysis including recent studies finds that regular aspirin use can help prevent colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor about benefits vs. risks.

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Drug Side Effects

Could Coronavirus Drug Shortages Make It Hard to Get Your Rx?

80 percent of the active ingredients in our medications come from abroad. As a result, there are coronavirus drug shortages. Will they affect your health?

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Drug Side Effects

Can Statins Make You Stupid?

Many cardiologists believe statins are so safe they should be sold over the counter. But can they cause brain fog? This reader says statins make you stupid.

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Drug Side Effects

Quality Problems Prompt FDA Recall of Tetracycline

Have you heard about the FDA recall of tetracycline made by Avet Pharmaceuticals? The capsules fail to dissolve as they should.

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Drug Side Effects

How Can People Afford Brand Name Medicines?

Millions of people have lost their jobs and their health insurance. Some can't tolerate generic drugs. But how can they afford brand name medicines?

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Drug Side Effects

Was Your Medicine Transported Under FDA Guidelines?

How do drugs get from China to India? What about from India to the North America? Does medicine transported from abroad regularly get checked by the FDA?

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Drug Side Effects

Do Doctors Hate Stories of Statin Side Effects?

Have you ever experienced statin side effects? Some cardiologists think stories of statin side effects are fake medical news or worse, fear mongering.

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Prednisone and Diabetes: A Life-Threatening Glucose Spike

Prednisone saves lives! It saved my hearing when I suddenly went deaf in one ear. But prednisone has lots of side effects. Prednisone and diabetes is real.

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Are You at Risk of Sudden Death from Hydroxychloroquine?

Doctors are divided about hydroxychloroquine vs. COVID-19. Some say it's promising. Others say the risk of sudden death from hydroxychloroquine is too great

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Drug Side Effects

Avoid Drug Side Effects by Being Informed!

Does your doctor give you a written list of symptoms to watch out for when she writes a prescription? This is the best way to avoid drug side effects!