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Tag: Medication

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Say Goodbye to Your Antibiotics

We’ve reached the limits of medicine’s effectiveness. Thanks to overmedication and the abuse of antibiotics in the agriculture industry, there are infections that can no longer be treated with antibiotics. And there’s nothing left to do except maybe hope for the best.

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 READ MORE


Americans Double Down on Antidepressants

The number of Americans who are exploring the concept of better living through antidepressant chemistry nearly doubled in the decade from 1996 to 2005, according to a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry—and that was well before the economic meltdown.

Posted on Aug 4, 2009 READ MORE


Mexico City Unveils Bold ‘Free Viagra for Seniors’ Plan

Now here’s one way to win elections: Government officials in Mexico City are offering free medication to hombres of a certain age who suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008 READ MORE

Study Raises Doubts About ADHD Meds for Kids

Here’s a study that the makers of Ritalin probably won’t love:  Researchers working on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With ADHD, which has been tracking 600 kids in treatment for ADHD since the 1990s, now question earlier findings about the effectiveness of medication and raise new concerns. 

Posted on Nov 17, 2007 READ MORE

Big Bucks Being Made on Cancer Pain

The New York Times brings us another example of how those drug companies that the president loves so much are ripping off the elderly.

Posted on Mar 12, 2006 READ MORE

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