Articles Tagged with prescription drugs

Antidepressants Are Prescribed Way Too Much: Doc


Antidepressants are being overprescribed by physicians, a Scottish doctor claims. Dr. Des Spence insists, according to the Glagow Daily Record, that it’s all part of lucrative marketing campaign in that “anti-depressants have become the ‘golden goose’ for drug companies, with links between the big firms and doctors creating a ‘drug mindset’ over how to treat… Read more »

Statins May Be Linked To Fatigue [Study]

Statins and Fatigue Linked

Statins, used to help lower cholesterol have the potential to leave users feeling fatigued during exercise according to a new study by researcher Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD. The study conducted at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine included more than 1,000 adults who took one of two statins at a relatively low… Read more »

FDA Advisory Committee Votes In Favor Of Obesity-Fighting Drug Lorqess

FDA Committee Approves Obesity Fighting Drug

An advisory committee for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday ruled in favor of anti-obesity drug Lorcaserin which would be sold under the brand name Lorqess. The committee pushed the experimental drug forward with a final vote of 18-4. Panelists met in Silver Spring, Maryland to vote on the drug and most found… Read more »