Category Archives: Drugs

Drug Abuse May Increase the Risk of Brain Hemorrhage – Study Says

By Steven Di Joseph – A study of 307 patients who had suffered an intracranial hemorrhage found 20% of the adults in that group, who were 49 or [..]

Drugs, General

Study – Food Coloring Suppresses Immune System

A study at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, has found that very high doses of a caramel food coloring suppress the immune system. This [..]

Drugs, Food-Related, General

Why Direct to Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs is a Bad Idea

By Steven Di Joseph – For the past several years, there has been an ongoing debate surrounding the controversial methods being used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to market prescription [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Drugs

The Duragesic (Fentanyl) Pain Patch: One Very Dangerous Drug

By Steven Di Joseph – Although prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers have become commonplace, and are taken by tens of millions of Americans for every imaginable (and even [..]

Dangerous Products, Drugs, General

Study Says, Pharmaceutical Companies Now Violate the Federal “False Claims Act” More Than Any Other Industry

By John Saponaro – According to a study conducted by the consumer watchdog organization, Public Citizen, the pharmaceutical industry is now the leading defrauder of the federal government [..]

Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Drugs, General

FDA Issues Warning of High-Grade Prostate Cancer Risk with Avodart and Proscar

By Steven Di Joseph* As reported in www.medpagetoday.com and other medical news outlets as well as by consumer watchdog organizations like Public Citizen (www.worstpills.org), the Food and Drug [..]

Dangerous Products, Diseases, Drugs, General, Men

Studies Show Teens Are Misusing Prescription and OTC Drugs

By Justin DiJoseph* While it is no secret that illegal drugs like heroin, cocaine, Crystal Meth, Ecstasy, LSD, PCP (Angel Dust), GHB (date rape drug), and the like [..]

Children, Drugs, General

Studies Show Oral Contraceptives Containing Drospirenone Increase the Risk of Blood Clots

By Devon Reiff The consumer watchdog organization Public Citizen, in its Worst Pills Best Pills Newsletter for May, 2011, highlighted the February review in the French medical journal [..]

Dangerous Products, Drugs, General, Women

According to Study, First Trimester Use of Nicotine Substitutes May Increase the Risk of Birth Defects

By Steven Di Joseph – According to a report in Reuters Health, research from the University of Valencia in Spain, indicates that using nicotine substitutes like nicotine gum, [..]

Children, Consumer Protection, Dangerous Products, Drugs, General, Women