7 Diabetes Drug Side Effects You Won't Believe

If you’re taking Invokana for type 2 diabetes, then you need to know about these serious side effects… If you have diabetes, then you know how important it is to keep your blood sugar levels under control. Lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and adequate exercise can help sufferers of type 2 diabetes to some degree. But it’s often not enough. Your doctor may prescribe a drug like Invokana to help you regulate your blood sugar. Unfortunately, these drugs can… Read More

Tens of thousands of Americans die from a preventable cause – opiate overdose. How can we stop the crisis? The opioid epidemic now claims more than 90 lives every single day in the United States. These deaths don’t have to happen. By focusing on three important goals, our nation could reduce the number of preventable opioid overdose deaths – maybe drastically. 1. Better Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Perhaps the most crucial step in combating the opioid overdose epidemic is… Read More

Photo Credit: Pixabay (public domain). “Adverse reaction to prescription drugs.” “Combined toxic effects” of the same medications. “Drug intoxication.” For grieving family members, these descriptions of a loved one’s cause of death bring little closure. If anything, the survivors feel confused that something like this could have ever happened to their loved one, or even guilty for not finding a way to stop it. This isn’t fair. Death certificates and medical examiner’s reports should provide answers, not raise more questions. And… Read More

Perhaps the only thing that could make you feel sicker than actually experiencing nausea is learning that your anti-nausea medication is what caused your child’s severe birth defect. When you began suffering severe morning sickness in the first trimester of your pregnancy, you took Zofran because you were assured that it was safe. Now, though, reports are going public that the drug has led to heart problems, skull deformities, and deaths in the babies whose mothers used it during pregnancy.… Read More

Update: Just one day after Philadelphia physician Dr. William J. O’Brien III was indicted on charges including conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, another Pennsylvania doctor and his receptionist were arraigned on similar charges. Dr. Steven Friedman and receptionist Margaret McGowan, both in their 70s, were arraigned Friday on charges of criminal conspiracy, illegally administering painkiller prescriptions, and violating the Controlled Substances and Drugs Act, NBC News reported. From a Havertown, PA, office, Friedman and McGowan allegedly distributed prescriptions for a… Read More

Xarelto is a prescription anticoagulant – or blood thinner – intended to treat (or prevent at-risk patients from ever developing) potentially fatal blood clots. When the bestselling medication began to lead to uncontrolled hemorrhage, though, the flood of resulting lawsuits put companies Bayer and Johnson & Johnson on the defensive. Now legal experts are trying to consolidate the 50 lawsuits already filed – as well as future lawsuits, of which there could be thousands – in an effort that could… Read More

Let’s start with the bad news: prescription painkiller overdoses are up yet again. In 2011 – the most recent year for which data has been released – 16,917 people died from drug poisoning involving opioid painkillers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. More people died from prescription medication overdoses than from overdosing on heroin and cocaine combined – and that’s been the case for years now. There is good news, though. Yes, overdose deaths are still increasing –… Read More

Counterfeit medications are a growing problem in the United States – and not only for patients. Even your doctor might not be able to distinguish between the real medicine and useless, or harmful, fakes. Why bother making fake medicines? Counterfeit drugs are a multibillion dollar industry, and the makers who are caught and convicted often face little jail time, USA Today reported. Photo Credit: Flickr (Creative Commons license). The ongoing problem of counterfeit medications has prompted the United States Food and… Read More

Which drug is more dangerous, one that remains illegal in much of the country or one that’s prescribed by a doctor and taken as instructed? When the drugs in question are marijuana for medical purposes versus powerfully addictive opioid painkillers like hydrocodone and oxycodone, there’s evidence that one of these drugs is significantly less risky than the other. You might not often hear “saving lives” as an argument for legalizing medical marijuana – but new research indicates that could be… Read More

You’ve probably heard that antibiotics are widely overprescribed. What you might not know is that there’s a far more imminent potential risk when taking these drugs than medication-resistant superbugs – things like heart failure and death, according to new research. If you’ve had a common bacterial infection – or if you were prescribed an antibiotic even without having a bacterial infection – there’s a chance that you’ve taken this medication. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons (public domain). What the New Study Says… Read More

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