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Edwin Booth

New Study Says Doctors Over-Prescribing Dangerous Drugs to Seniors

A new study recently published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) warns of the dangers associated with the increase in the amount of psychiatric medication that doctors are prescribing to seniors. The study found that the spike in […]

Rick Shapiro

Music Icon Prince Overdosed on Deadly Painkiller Fentanyl

Fentanyl strikes again. The incredibly powerful painkiller reportedly took the life of  music icon Prince. A medical examiner’s report revealed Prince accidentally overdosed on the prescription drug resulting in the death of the megastar. When Prince took the deadly dose of […]

Rick Shapiro

Zofran Side Effects – Serious Risk of Birth Defects?

The prescription drug Zofran, made by drug maker GlaxoSmithKline, is under fire for unapproved use. Most recently, the popular nausea drug has been linked to birth defects. Zofran was initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to […]

Randy Appleton

Side Effects Associated with Low T Prescription Drugs

Many men that suffer from low testosterone (also known as Low T) are taking hormone replacement therapy drugs that are linked to serious health concerns including heart attack and stroke. Several studies associate certain testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs to […]

Patrick Austin

Study Finds Testosterone Drug Therapy Causes Brain Damage

The University of North Texas Health Science Center issued a press release on April 2, 2014, stating that testosterone replacement drugs such as AndroGel, Androderm, Axiron, and Testim can cause brain damage in Caucasian men, but not in Mexican-American men. […]

Randy Appleton

J&J Pays $2.2 Billion To Settle Charges Of Off-Label Marketing

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit decided to plead guilty to charges by federal prosecutors that it illegally marketed its antipsychotic medication Risperdal for off-label uses. As part of the guilty plea, J&J has agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle […]

Mark Favaloro

Propecia Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Side Effects

A new Propecia hair loss drug lawsuit in New York alleges that the product caused him several sexual problems after he took the hair replacement drug.The complaint is one of 140 other lawsuits on Propecia that allege such side effects. […]

Jim Lewis

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Increase Risk of Cancer

The use of hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause increases womens’ risk of cancer by thirty to seventy percent, according to researchers. Hormone replacement therapy is used by women undergoing menopause in order to alleviate symptoms such as joint pain […]

Jim Lewis

FDA Moves to Protect Consumers From Illegal Online Pharmacies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving to protect consumers from so-called “Canadian Pharmacies” and other online pharmacies that sell potentially dangerous, unapproved…

Kevin Duffan

North Carolina Patients Injured After Using Tainted Injectables

According to a recent article in Time Magazine, the FDA announced that it discovered bacteria and fungus growing in vials of drugs manufactured at a Tennessee compounding pharmacy. The…