In addition to the tragic impact on human lives, opioid addiction places a social and economic strain on the nation. As researchers struggle to find solutions, some are looking at ways to better control the prescribing process.
The toll the opioid epidemic is taking on American lives is staggering. And despite the widespread attention it’s receiving by media outlets, the crisis is only intensifying, with blame being shot back and forth on all sides.
The FDA has issued strengthened warnings that four popular drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes may lead to severe health complications. The drugs have been found to increase a users risk for conditions such as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), diabetic coma and even heart failure.
An eye-opening investigation now warns that 80 percent of medical reviews are tainted by the commercial industries that fund them. Here's why this is a major problem.
Should you always do what your doctor says? The short answer is no, but the long answer – thanks to the patient engagement movement – is more complicated.
Did you know that properly prescribed, correctly taken prescription drugs kill over 100,000 Americans each year?
Last week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf as FDA Commissioner.
Coke exec steps down after emails show the company was intentionally skewing the science about the health effects of its products. The e-mails show a Coca-Cola-backed agency funding research that promotes the idea that lack of exercise, not bad diet, is primarily responsible for the obesity epidemic.
Time and other publications in mainstream media are publishing articles praising drug companies and are presumably kept alive by revenue generated from drug companies' advertisements. Write to Time and tell them they should be ashamed of running such stories repeatedly, week after week, only a few pages from their drug ads.
Are antidepressants overprescribed? Do they really work? Are they dangerous to those who take them and to society at large? Let’s take these questions one at a time, examining the evidence.