Hidden Side Effects

A short article in the January, 2017 Scientific American indicates that “Researchers don’t always share the whole picture when it comes to the safety of drugs and other medical treatments.” It goes on to say that “Approximately half of studies published on new medical treatments leave out at least some of the adverse effects they […]

Off-Label Drug Use May Be Risky

The February 2017 issue of Consumer Reports article, “Should Drugs Do Double Duty” says, “Your doctor might give you a drug for a condition that it’s not approved to treat. That’s a risk you may not want to take.” “Doctors routinely (and legally) prescribe drugs “off label” — that is, for conditions not approved by […]

Latuda Changes its Spots

We’ve written previously about Latuda, an antidepressant. Now, the TV commercials for this dangerous psychiatric drug are claiming that it is for “bipolar depression” because that is different than just plain old depression. The Latuda web site says that bipolar depression refers to the depressive phase of bipolar disorder, which is “different from other forms […]

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