Kim Witczak, member of the Safe Patient Project activist network, writes a personal tribute to her good friend, Karen Langhart, who was an advocate on the dangers of Nuvaring and other 3rd generation hormonal birth controls that have been linked to the death of her daughter and countless other women. Karen was also a member of the Safe Patient Project network.
“Safety concerns often arise only after the drugs go on the market, when companies or doctors tell the FDA about cases of patients who have fallen ill or died from their medications.”
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Here’s what you need to know about sleep drugs and the risks.
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
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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.”
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.”
Consumer Reports investigates antipsychotic drug use in kids. Use is climbing despite questions about how safe the drugs are and how well they work.