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Is Lp(a) the Best Kept Secret in Heart Disease?

Most people have had their LDL cholesterol measured. Have you ever had your Lp(a) tested? Did you know that statins may actually raise this key risk factor?

ALERT | Metformin Carcinogen Contamination Confirmed!

Did Price Fixing by Generic Drug Companies Cheat You?

PPIs and Cognitive Dysfunction: Anticholinergic Overkill

Reader Regains Sense of Smell Lost to Flonase

A Pharmacist Asks If These 10 Drug Therapies Run Counter to Nature

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Coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine Harm: Arrhythmias and Death

You have probably read the headlines about hydroxychloroquine harm. What's the real story? Learn about the data behind the health headlines in this alert.

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Drug Side Effects

Did Anal Absorption of Prep H Raise BP

Have you ever suffered from hemorrhoids? The itch can be unbearable. Did you know that anal absorption of ingredients in Prep H could raise blood pressure?

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Heartburn Drugs like PPIs Are Linked to Dementia

Should the FDA reconsider allowing PPIs to be sold OTC? There's growing evidence that PPIs are linked to dementia. Do we know why? A Swedish study says yes!

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Drug Side Effects

Meloxicam Raised Blood Pressure Through the Roof!

Have you ever taken an NSAID? You know: drugs like celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen or naproxen. All can raise BP. Meloxicam raised blood pressure too high!

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Depression

Antidepressants and Thoughts of Suicide – Were You Warned?

It's hardly surprising that tens of millions of people take antidepressant medications. What is shocking is that such drugs may trigger thoughts of suicide.

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Coronavirus

Should You Be Wary of DXM Cough Medicine if You Catch COVID-19?

We are all hoping for an effective medicine to treat COVID-19. But are there drugs to avoid? A new study suggests you might be wary of DXM Cough Medicine.

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Cancer

Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer With Aspirin?

A meta-analysis including recent studies finds that regular aspirin use can help prevent colorectal cancer. Talk with your doctor about benefits vs. risks.

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Drug Side Effects

Could Coronavirus Drug Shortages Make It Hard to Get Your Rx?

80 percent of the active ingredients in our medications come from abroad. As a result, there are coronavirus drug shortages. Will they affect your health?

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Drug Side Effects

Can Statins Make You Stupid?

Many cardiologists believe statins are so safe they should be sold over the counter. But can they cause brain fog? This reader says statins make you stupid.

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Drug Side Effects

Quality Problems Prompt FDA Recall of Tetracycline

Have you heard about the FDA recall of tetracycline made by Avet Pharmaceuticals? The capsules fail to dissolve as they should.

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Drug Side Effects

How Can People Afford Brand Name Medicines?

Millions of people have lost their jobs and their health insurance. Some can't tolerate generic drugs. But how can they afford brand name medicines?

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Drug Side Effects

Was Your Medicine Transported Under FDA Guidelines?

How do drugs get from China to India? What about from India to the North America? Does medicine transported from abroad regularly get checked by the FDA?