Tag Archives: Drugs

Dementia Linked To Heartburn Drugs, But The Connection Isn’t Really That Clear Cut

A study out of Germany has found a link between heartburn drugs and dementia, but for now, no one is being told to shelve their Nexium pills just yet. At the very least, the link between heartburn drugs and dementia only suggests that this class of medicine is not quite as safe as doctors once believed. The study also adds ...

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Heartburn Drugs Linked To Dementia, Research Finds Possible Connection Of Brain Disorders To PPI Drugs

Heartburn drugs, also known as proton pump inhibitors, may be linked to an increased risk for dementia, according to researchers in Germany. The study, published February 15 in the journal JAMA Neurology, did not solidly prove that taking PPI drugs caused brain disorders, but it showed a statistical association between heartburn drugs and dementia in elderly patients, said Britta Haenisch ...

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Drug Companies Now Have New Drugs to Treat the Side Effects of the Drugs They're Selling You

Poop! It’s funny! So when White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked to comment on a Super Bowl opioid-induced constipation “awareness” ad, paid for by the pharmaceutical companies which spent hundreds of millions of dollars to acquire a new constipation drug for painkiller users, soft giggles rippled through the press pit. Drug companies profiting off drug users who can’t ...

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Weight Loss Drugs Offer Pros And Cons, While Chewing Your Food Can Help You Lose Weight

For many, weight loss is a struggle that never ends. Finding effective ways to lose weight and keep it off requires patience and the right information. Some weight loss strategies are easier to implement than others and for some, weight loss drugs may be the answer. Washington Top News reported that more than a third of Americans are obese, and ...

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Manhattan Dentist Arrested on Horrific List of Charges Including Child Pornography, Drugs and Willfully Trying To Spread HIV 

A popular Manhattan dentist and AIDS activist was arrested Friday on a series of bizarre and disturbing charges that run the gamut from child pornography to sexual intercourse with animals to trading dental work for drugs. Dr. John Wolf, who practices in Chelsea, was arrested at his home in the West Village, according to The New York Times, where agents ...

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Up To 90 Percent Of Adverse Reactions Unreported, Pharma Companies Search Social Media To Make Drugs Safer

Some reports show that up to nine out of 10 adverse reactions from drugs go unreported. In an effort to find those possible adverse drug reactions in medications, pharmaceutical companies are reportedly searching social media for a better chance at learning of potential adverse drug reactions. There are many potential adverse drug reactions that patients might not think of to ...

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FDA Approves Three New Drugs To Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has approved three new drugs in recent months for the purpose of fighting acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA. The new antibiotic approvals fall in line with the President’s executive order and national strategy for Combating Antibiotic ...

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Statin Drugs Recommended For Wider Use

Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol, which could prevent heart attacks and strokes. Although doctors usually prescribe them to patients at higher risk, cardiologists are recommending more widespread use. The the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are working together to change the existing guidelines. The new guidelines will increase the dosage for the most at-risk ...

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