Side Effects or Direct Effects of Medication

\The most common question that individuals ask before they ever take a prescription drug is, “What are the side effects?” Before you pop another pill, you must understand how medication side effects directly affect your body today and in years to come. Medications are tested in a laboratory until the chemical reaction that they are […]

Consumer Reports Backs Non-Drug Measures

In the March 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, there is an article that matches common prescription drugs to their side effects. Provided as a quiz, medications such as Lipitor, Viagra, Cymbalta, Advair Diskus and others are separated from their possible side effects so that you, the consumer, can test your recall from the four billion […]

Do You Have an Ostrich in Your Family?

Have you ever seen a picture of an ostrich with its head buried in the sand? This is one of the funniest scenes in nature, but an unfunny, accurate metaphor to describe individuals who have a crisis care mentality about their health. This means that they only take care of themselves when they are sick, […]

Drugging Our Children – An Excerpt

If you or someone you know has a child who is being considered for psychiatric drugs, here is some important information that you should consider. It is from the chapter contributed by Gwen Olsen in the book, Drugging Our Children. Gwen is also the author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher and was a top-selling […]

Flu Shot Fallacies

Flu Shot marketing is in full swing. Before you blindly allow yourself or a loved one to be injected, it is important to do your homework. You will learn why 60% of MDs avoid the vaccine and why it can be more dangerous than the flu itself. Here are some Flu Shot Fallacies: Fallacy: Flu […]

How Much Pain Can You Tolerate?

“How much pain can you tolerate?” is a very interesting question. Some people have a high pain threshold and are very “macho” in their approach as they act like they can handle anything. On the other hand, many others have a mild to moderate threshold and search for a cover up to eliminate their unpleasant […]

Tylenol in Pregnancy: ADHD in Kids

The list of dangers for acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, just grew substantially. JAMA Pediatrics recently reported that acetaminophen use by women who are pregnant can double the risk of behavior disorders in their children. This new report adds to the growing list of acetaminophen dangers. If you visit and search “Side Effects […]

Suicide in the Medicine Chest

These numbers are way too high and cause serious concern. Whether suicide touches your life directly through the loss of a loved one or when you hear through the media that a celebrity has taken their own life, too often there are prescription, non-prescription or recreational drugs involved. Some of these victims begin taking drugs […]

Pain Relief Drug Concerns

Drug tablets and a thermometer

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful opioid narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While we are compassionate for everyone in pain, especially children, we are also very concerned about how their pain is being addressed. Parents must become educated and cautious. Consider the following before introducing any pain reliever, […]