When a doctor tells you that you need a heart valve or a knee replacement you assume she has great data. But can you rely on the FDA's adverse events data?
When blood tests point to liver failure, you need to figure out quickly whether drugs or supplements you are taking could be responsible.
ow can you distinguish between garden-variety statin-induced muscle pain and weakness from statin-induced rhabdomyolysis, a life-threatening reaction?
It's time to take restless leg syndrome seriously. When people can't get relief, they may become anxious, depressed and desperate.
Atorvastatin is one of the most prescribed statins. It clearly lowers LDL cholesterol. But if atorvastatin triggers diabetes what should people do?
Vaginal dryness and painfrul intercourse make sex unpleasant or unbearable. Will Osphena (ospemifene) solve the problem? What are the benefits and risks?
When people are diagnosed with heart valve damage they may assume it's bad luck. Research now implicates FQ antibiotics like levofloxacin or ciprofloxacin.
We used to say that aspirin was the Rodney Dangerfield of drugs...it didn't get much respect. New evidence suggests aspirin as an anticancer agent should.
Anticoagulants prevent blood clots but raise the risk for bleeding, especially during emergency surgery. Is there an antidote for Xarelto in a crisis?
Whom do you trust to provide independent health information especially about drugs? Does Google favor Big Pharma directly or indirectly? What about the FDA?
Why are drug regulators recalling Zantac in Canada and Europe? Why is the FDA biding its time? Is there a reason to worry about a carcinogen in ranitidine?
The trail of tears from antibiotics like ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin) continues. The latest chapter in this saga: damaged heart valves!
Diagnostic mistakes are surprisingly common. They can lead to disability or death. A new study identifies the most common conditions that are often missed.
Is ranitidine (Zantac) tainted with a carcinogen called NDMA? Should it be recalled? The FDA says NDMA is in ranitidine, but no worries. We're not so sure.
Antibacterial mouthwash is supposed to kill germs. What if it has an unexpected side effect? Could mouthwash increase blood pressure by killing good germs?