Are Prescription Drugs Issued Too Readily?

The topic of prescription medication is a controversial one throughout the world.  While our headline question is perhaps the biggest issue faced by the medical industry today, there are many other problems that exist when it comes to prescription drugs, many of which may lead directly into medicines being prescribed too readily, or without the [...]

Should We Pay More Attention to Prescribed Drugs’ Side Effects?

Diclofenac is a powerful, yet controversial painkiller.   It is already well known that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) in general carry a risk to cardiovascular health, and in particular to the heart. This issue has been thrust back into the spotlight today, by research published in the PLOS Medicine online journal[1][2] that specifically [...]

A Look at Today’s Treatment Options for Depression

If you’re currently dealing with depression, then you already know what a challenge it can be to live with. It can be even more difficult to treat. While dietary changes, exercise, and talk therapy can all help a great deal with depression, most people also find that taking an anti-depressant of one kind or another [...]

Merck Sued Over Fosamax – is it Safe?

Merck Sued Again Over the past week, more lawsuits against Merck & Co, makers of the recalled drug Vioxx, gained traction. Plantiffs claim that bone medication Fosamax caused osteonecrosis of the jaw. Merck is going to argue there's no proof, and that they met the requirements to warn patients. Who's right? What's Fosamax? [...]

20 Facts About Antidepressants

1) 1/10 people in America are currently taking an antidepressant (AD) 2) Michael Jackson was reportedly taking Zoloft and Paxil when he died.  Antidepressants have been shown to contribute to heart disease. 3) Luvox was being taken by a shooter in the Columbine High School shootings. 4) We have no idea how antidepressants [...]