Articles Tagged with prescription drugs

Viagra Linked To Blindness — Are You At Risk?

Viagra causes blindness, Pfizer

Comforting as it may be for men to know they can reach for Viagra when age or illness has taken a toll of their sex drive, users might want to think twice before popping the little blue pills. Researchers from Australia’s University of New South Wales have released a study claiming that Viagra causes blindness… Read more »

What Exactly Am I Supposed To Do With Unused Prescription Drugs?

Unused Prescription Drugs

Consuming prescription drugs is fairly easy to do. You open up wide, toss the drugs into your mouth and swallow. Voilà! However, while everybody knows how to consume prescription drugs, very few people seem to know what to do if and when they need to dispose of them. Adding to the complication is the fact… Read more »

Antidepressants Are Prescribed Way Too Much: Doc

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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 »