It's quite easy to make any drug look bad. Even those with limited intellects, such as the leaders of Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, have done a splendid job in making prescription analgesics look like the personification of death. Let's apply PROP's standards (such as they are) to some other drugs and see what that looks like.
Reader's Digest recently ran an absurdly biased and misleading article about drugs to avoid. If you follow its advice you're going to have one seriously empty medicine cabinet. And a whole lot of discomfort and pain.
A dearth of truth in medical advertising is probably our greatest public health threat. With consumers bombarded by spurious claims, our agencies need to be proactive, not reactive in protecting the public.
A recent study from JAMA Internal Medicine found that 1 in 10 serious and unexpected drug side effects are not reported by pharmaceutical companies to the FDA within the 15-day
Today s Wall Street Journal examines an age-old question: What does the expiration date on a drug mean? Is it safe to take drugs after this date? Do they still work? The Journal piece gives some general guidelines most of which are correct but there is information that is not included, says ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom, and what is not there is probably more interesting.
If there s anything that strikes fear into the hearts of new mothers, it is the thought of harming their newborns by taking a medication that might get into their breast milk and affect their babies. But a new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), which was published online in the August 26th journal Pediatrics should put many new moms at ease.