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01 Jul: Top 10 “Most Important” Tips for Safe Prescription Drug Use

If you’re looking to have a safer and healthier experience taking medication, here is a list of the top 10 “most important” tips for safe prescription drug use: 1) Keep An Updated Prescription Drug Worksheet If you really want to understand your medications and desire to prevent any possible adverse drug reactions to what you take, there is no more important step than this. It’s especially needed if you’re going to a doctor you haven’t seen before and they don’t have your medical history. It’s done by gathering all of your medications together and taking them to your primary doctor so a drug worksheet can be made. Make sure you even include over-the-counter medications as well to keep your doctor abreast…

Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

18 Nov: Cholesterol Lowering Medications Side Effects: What You Ought to Know

Cholesterol medications are taking by millions of people every day with the goal of lowering the level of “bad” cholesterol and increasing the level of “good” cholesterol in the blood. The Mayo Clinic has also indicated that cholesterol lowering medications might decrease the level of triglycerides, which is a type of fat, in the blood. However, these cholesterol medications bring with them potential side effects and everyone who takes them should be aware of these bad side effects. Types of Cholesterol Lowering Medications The Mayo Clinic has broken down the types of cholesterol lowering medication into eight subgroups. These are as follows: Statins, such as Lipitor and Crestor Cholesterol absorption inhibitors, such as Zetia Niacins, such as Niaspan Fibrates, such as Tricor and…

19 Sep: Drug side effects are becoming more deadly; spread the word

According to the reports side effects from medications nearly tripled from 1998 to 2005, per an analysis of new drug data. The number of deaths and serious injuries from prescription and over-the-counter drugs has risen from 34,966 to 89,842 during the period; the number of deaths from prescription drugs rose from 5,519 to 15,107. These facts are truly revolting — which means maybe it’s time to revolt! Here’s an idea for fighting back provided by U.S.PIRG. When companies don’t tell us the whole truth about the clinical studies they conduct, doctors and patients are left in the dark about a drug’s risks. Please write a letter to the editor and urge drug companies to tell us the whole truth about…