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Always Question This Advice - Facts Which Will Make Your Blood Boil

Most people take their advice at face value - but here's the truth about how they are conned into believing the most cherished new falsehoods which make thousands of patients miserable - and why...

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Should Antidepressants Be Given Prophylactically to Nondepressed Individuals?

05 Oct 2017 | 121,338 Views

It would be comical if it wasn't true. Researchers are investigating whether to take this pill (which works no better than a placebo) and use it to prevent a condition it doesn't even fix. It's absolutely absurd, and the side effects could be devastating.

Fake Pharma — The Ghosts in a Very Big Machine

26 Sep 2017 | 20,246 Views

A well-respected news outlet was called out for publishing a ghost-written article supposedly written by a drug-industry-tied neurologist that praised the value of drug sales reps. The article was actually the product of a PR firm in partnership with a Big Pharma front group - and none of this was disclosed.

Physicians Find Americans Taking Too Much Medication

20 Sep 2017 | 25,023 Views

Prescription medicines may be a trap as they often do not address the foundational cause of your condition but treat the symptoms. Physicians believe overtreatment is harmful, wasteful and yet all too common. I'll give you several simple strategies to help you reduce your dependence on prescription drugs.

Is PetMed Selling Opiates for People, Not Pets?

12 Sep 2017 | 13,704 Views

Research firm Aurelius Value has accused online pet med distributor PetMed of exploiting the opioid epidemic and preying on opioid addicts. They allege the company specifically advertised tramadol, an opioid prescribed to both pets and people, to those seeking cheap narcotics online.

Use of Antidepressants Continue to Rise

31 Aug 2017 | 197,266 Views

Not only is it based on a theory that is as close to any in history of being proved wrong, studies suggest it's no better than a placebo. If you're popping this pill, you're taking grave risks for a very small chance of benefit. Here's how to withdraw from it.

1 Out of 12 Doctors Collecting Bonuses for Pushing Opioids

22 Aug 2017 | 30,402 Views

While the US struggles in the grip of an opioid epidemic that kills 91 Americans each day, drug companies are making opioid-related payments to physicians. Family physicians received the most payments, which may be a factor in why so many people are inappropriately prescribed these deadly drugs for chronic pain.

One-Third of American Adults Prescribed Opioids Each Year, and Opioid Deaths Now Leading Cause of Death for People Under 50

16 Aug 2017 | 141,562 Views

In fact, more than one-third were prescribed one of these in 2015 - despite the fact they're known to kill more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Unless absolutely necessary, don't touch one with a 10-foot pole.

Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever

15 Aug 2017 | 26,157 Views

The majority of US adults take prescription drugs regularly, and the average American takes four. With all of these medications, rates of chronic disease are on the rise and US life expectancy has fallen. Meanwhile, adverse drug reactions are the fourth leading cause of death.

What Does the Expiration Date on Your Medication Really Mean?

05 Aug 2017 | 43,625 Views

Health care costs are rising each year, in part driven by the expiration dates printed on prescription medications. Expired drugs account for 25 percent of annual health care costs in the U.S. Analysis of medications demonstrates this may not be necessary.

Depressed and Anxious Patients Receive More Than Half of All Opioid Prescriptions

27 Jul 2017 | 168,418 Views

You owe it to yourself to know the risks, and be willing to stand up to your doctor. After all, they're far better trained to hand out prescriptions than to suggest alternatives. Now this death toll every year tops that of the entire Vietnam War. There are many far safer alternatives.

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