Guidelines recommend regular aspirin use to prevent second heart attacks. In the poorest countries, though, this cheap drug is underutilized.
A physician survey and Congressional committee report are critical of the FDA's accelerated approval of Aduhelm for Alzheimer's disease. Why?
Prescribers don't always warn patients that some medications can sensitize the skin to the sun's rays and lead to bad sunburns.
Jardiance is being advertised on television. Watch the smiles, singing and dancing! There are also some serious risks. What are they?
Surgery while on Ozempic or Wegovy or other GLP-1 agonists such as Victoza, Saxenda, or Mounjaro requires special caution. Beware aspiration!
If you are like most people you use an aluminum antiperspirant daily. What happens if you stop? Body odor, right? Now there's an explanation.
Memory loss is a terrible challenge. Might commonly prescribed medications or OTC antihistamines be to blame?
Metformin (Glucophage) is the most popular drug for type 2 diabetes, but it can be hard on the GI tract and kidneys. Metformin vs. cancer?
When can you sue the drug company for disability or death? If you have been warned of an adverse drug reaction you could be out of luck.
Will Mounjaro (tirzepatide) become the next big weight loss drug? How does it compare to Ozempic? What side effects should you be aware of?
Is alcohol for longer life real or a myth? How many drinks count as moderate alcohol consumption? Does stress reduction increase longevity?
Have you ever experienced tinnitus? When your ears ring it can be devastating! What causes this problem? Many medicines can do it.
Many countries permit pharmacists to prescribe behind the counter drugs such as antivirals, antibiotics, and asthma meds. Why not in the US?
Amlodipine is one of the most popular blood pressure meds in the pharmacy. But amlodipine and dizziness is a common complication. What else should you know?
Diagnostic mistakes are common, often leading to permanent disability and death. A new study suggests 795,000 people are harmed annually.
Most doctors prescribe NSAIDs like celocoxib, diclofenac, meloxicam or naproxen for knee arthritis. Which is safer, curcumin or NSAIDs?
The FDA has approved Opill (norgestrel) a progestin-only oral contraceptive. Can OTC birth control pills like Opill be used safely?