Category Archives: Drugs

FDA Caught Red-handed Spying on Its Employees

By Devon Reiff – ​ An investigation by the Food and Drug Administration of a number of its employees, characterized as an effort to quell their communication with [..]

Drugs, General, Men, Women

Zithromax: Another prescription drug that fails to justify its existence

By Steven Di Joseph – At one time, writing about a dangerous prescription drug was an infrequent occurrence. Today, however, it has become difficult to keep up with [..]

Diseases, Drugs, General

The Risks of Cholesterol Drugs Vary As Widely As The Choices

By Steven Di Joseph – I – The Statins Although more people worldwide suffer from high cholesterol than ever before, the problem has reached epidemic proportions in the [..]

Drugs, Food-Related, General

Spring Cleaning: Which Meds Go, How To Dispose of Them, What to Restock & Safety Storage Tips

By Stef Morisi – How often should you clean out your medicine cabinet? Beth Israel Medical Center’s Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Palillo, says, “Once a year.” If [..]

Consumer Protection, Drugs, General

Does a Pharmacist’s Right to Conscientiously Object Put Patients at Risk?

Refusing to fill a prescription due to personal conflicts can become a slippery slope By Justin Di Joseph – Doctors are often called upon to treat violent criminals [..]

Consumer Protection, Diseases, Drugs, General

TOPAMAX, Already in Hot Water over Off-Label Promotion, Now Linked to Birth Defects

By John Saponaro – Off-label promotion has become an ongoing issue over the past several years as pharmaceutical companies continue to violate government policies by advertising drugs for [..]

Consumer Protection, Drugs, General

Study Says, Nursing Home Residents Are Being Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs Regardless of Potentially Hazardous Side Effects

By Devon Reiff – According to a recent report by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), many nursing home residents [..]

Drugs, General, Psychological/Psychiatric, The Elderly

Is Abilify Worth The Risk?

The pros and cons of aripiprazole By Arnold Di Joseph – The popular prescription antipsychotic drug aripiprazole, commonly known as Abilify, is an “atypical antipsychotic” that can lead [..]

Drugs, General, Psychological/Psychiatric

When Incorrect Doses Of Over-The-Counter Cold Remedies Are Given, Infants Die

Other common drug-related errors also expose infants to potentially deadly results By Arnold DiJoseph – In the past several years, there has been an ever-increasing awareness of the [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Drugs, General

Studies Show Serious Risks Still Exist When Treating Children and Adolescents for Psychiatric Problems with Multiple Medications

By Robert A. Cardali – In medical terms, it’s called “polypharmacy” or “concomitant psychotropic medication.” Laymen know it as multiple-medication. When it comes to what is being done [..]

Children, Drugs, General