The FDA lists myositis and rhabdomyolysis as serious statin side effects. What is the connection between statins and severe muscle damage?
More than 1,000 Americans in a Yahoo/Marist poll worry more about prescribed opioids than medical marijuana. Can it help cancer patients?
Metformin (Glucophage) is the most popular drug for type 2 diabetes, but it can be rough on the digestive tract. Can metformin fight cancer?
Some readers report that dandelion extract lowers blood pressure without strong side effects. Clinical studies are lacking.
Many people with AFib are taking drugs like Eliquis or Xarelto. Beware Eliquis and OTC pain relievers! Herbs and some teas can also interact.
Research shows that lonely older people are more likely to be prescribed potentially risky drugs for depression, anxiety, insomnia or pain.
When prescribing blood pressure pills, should doctors choose ACE inhibitors or ARBs? ARBs are equally effective with fewer side effects.
Is alcohol for longer life a viable concept or a myth? How many drinks count as moderate alcohol consumption? Studies tackle these questions.
No one knows if statin drugs to lower cholesterol increase the likelihood of inflamed gums and gingivitis. Dentists must study this.
What are we to make of FDA flip flop flips on ranitidine/Zantac? For many people the ranitidine weirdness is overwhelming. Now Zantac is BACK!
Before starting a daily regimen, carefully consider the benefits and risks of aspirin. Are you more likely to be helped or harmed by this amazing drug?
The FDA does not acknowledge a link between statins and shortness of breath. A reader wonders if statins and pleural effusions are connected.
Abruptly stopping the antihistamine cetirizine (Zyrtec) led to unbelievable itching. The doctor who reported this had not seen it in the medical literature.
Opioids are an important tool for managing pain, but they are not the only option. Dr. Sean Mackey says we need a revolution in thinking about pain.
The popular pain reliever acetaminophen may be riskier than you think. A ProPublica report has some chilling stats. DON'T OVERDOSE on APAP!
When knees or hips hurt, life gets hard. Climbing stairs is challenging. Hiking hurts. Steroid injections are tempting. Do they cause damage?
We hoped that problems with the generic antidepressant for Wellbutrin (bupropion) were over. They're still coming! But Wellbutrin is PRICEY!