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Real Stories: What One Medical Error Did To My Daughter

Read how one medical error changed a young woman’s life forever.

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The Truth About Sleeping Pills

Here’s what you need to know about sleep drugs and the risks.

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3 Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Your Medications

Learn the Risks and Benefits of Any Drug You Take Taking a new medication is a big deal. When a doctor recommends a new prescription, you should walk away knowing why it was prescribed and how you should monitor your symptoms after taking it. The more informed you are as a patient, the easier it will Continue Reading

Categories: Doctor Accountability, Drugs, Medical Errors
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Is All That Rambling Too Confusing?? Fda Thinks So.

Kim Witczak, co-founder of the US Selling Sickness conference says: “Direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs shouldn’t be allowed, but since it is, I believe that the warnings should be strengthened, not reduced.”

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Spike in Harm to Liver Is Tied to Dietary Aids

New York Times reports: “Dietary supplements account for nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries that turn up in hospitals, up from 7 percent a decade ago, according to an analysis by a national network of liver specialists.”

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Consumer Reports investigation: Are too many kids taking antipsychotic drugs?

Consumer Reports investigates antipsychotic drug use in kids. Use is climbing despite questions about how safe the drugs are and how well they work.

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Selling Sickness conference is putting “People Before Profits”

We are thrilled to co-sponsor and attend the upcoming Selling Sickness conference in Washington DC, co-organized by long-time drug safety advocate Kim Witczak.

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