The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Is Google Censoring Drug Side Effect Information?

Many health websites have been buried by a new Google algorithm update. Search is fruitless. We provide drug side effect information. Why can't you find it?

Can You Stop Zyrtec Without Horrendous Itching?

Do Arthritis Pain Relievers Trigger Heart Problems?

Don’t Count on Stimulants for Better Memory

Testosterone Enhances Libido and Improves Female Sexuality

Show 1175: How to Mix Conventional and Ayurvedic Medicine for Cancer

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Drug Side Effects

A Pharmacist Condemns Pharma’s Approach to Health

Pharma (the pharmaceutical industry) views the human body as a machine that is constantly prone to breakdown and needs shoring up with synthetic chemicals.

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Diabetes

Do Statins Increase the Risk for Diabetes or Not?

There has been tremendous resistance to the idea that statins increase the risk of diabetes. Doctors are having a hard time dealing with this complication.

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Bites (mosquitoes, flies, chiggers)

Show 1174: What to Do About Skeeter Syndrome

This week, share your thoughts and learn about skeeter syndrome, how certain common drugs affect your ability to think and statin side effects.

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Acid Reflux

Do PPI-Type Acid-Suppressing Drugs Cause Allergies?

A new study from Austria suggests that acid-suppressing drugs cause allergies such as hives. There are even elegant explanations why it could be true.

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Drug Side Effects

How to Get Migraine Relief Without Spending a Fortune

In the hunt for migraine relief, some people shop in Canada for a brand name triptan and others try inducing brain freeze.

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Cataracts

Are Statin Side Effects Fake Medical News?

Some doctors get angry when there are reports about statins and adverse drug reactions. Are statin side effects fake or all in peoples' heads? What say you?

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Allergies

Will New Epinephrine Shot Be More Affordable?

Novartis has brought out a new epinephrine shot for emergency use in case of allergic reactions. Called Symjepi, it costs less than EpiPen.

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Drug Side Effects

Have You Ever Been Warned About Irreversible Drug Side Effects?

When treatments cause irreversible drug side effects, the permanent damage to the patient's quality of life may be incalculable.

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Drug Side Effects

Will Contrave Help You Lose Weight Safely?

Contrave is a combination drug for obesity. Is it a good way to lose weight safely?

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Drug Side Effects

Will Boniva Interact with Her Pain Reliever?

Does Boniva interact with other medications? This osteoporosis drug together with an NSAID might increase the possibility of digestive tract problems.

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Drug Side Effects

Drug Advertisements, Scary Side Effects and Cognitive Dissonance

How do pharmacists and the general public react to the reality of potentially very serious adverse effects? Is denial a common coping mechanism?

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Cancer

Is New Cancer Drug Worth the Price?

Will the new cancer drug Xpovio work well enough to justify its extremely high price tag? Oncologists are also worried about dangerous side effects.