Doctors routinely prescribe drugs for uses the FDA hasn't approved, but they don't always reveal that. If you're on an off label med, do your own research!
A surprising statin side effect has just been reported. How is it possible that after more than three decades we are still discovering statin side effects?
What are we to make of FDA flip flop flips on ranitidine/Zantac? For many people the ranitidine weirdness is too much to take. But there are alternatives.
A meta-analysis of 30 studies finds that anti-inflammatory drugs such as NSAIDs or statins can improve antidepressants' effectiveness.
When your knees, hips or shoulders hurt, you want rapid relief. Cortisone shots seem like a simple and fast solution. Are there risks with steroids shots?
Be honest now. Do you zone out when long lists of side effects are recited on drug commercials? Do drug company lawyers use that information to avoid blame?
Doctors frequently use corticosteroid injections into joints to ease pain and stiffness. A new review of the evidence suggests this has serious downsides.
Canadian scientists have found a link between losartan and suicide that also implicates similar drugs such as irbesartan or valsartan.
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?