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Flavored spray marketed to children to make taking pills 'enjoyable' ... toddlers now being prescribed antidepressants

11/5/2016 - Parents generally do not enjoy fighting with their children to get them to take pills when they are sick, but a new spray to make medicine easier to swallow may do more harm than good. As reported by CNN, swallowing pills can be difficult both for adults and kids when suffering from certain illnesses....

Vermont fights the opioid epidemic by limiting prescribed painkillers

10/27/2016 - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is planning to combat his state's opioid problem by limiting the number of painkillers that can be prescribed. The governor's proposal is part of his strategy to address what has become a severe crisis in Vermont over the past few years. In a statement, Shumlin said: "Vermont,...

Woman wrongfully prescribed chemo treatment ... cancer doctors are often incompetent or unethical

9/2/2016 - Jodi Huggett, a mother of two from North East Lincolnshire, was wrongfully prescribed chemotherapy treatments she did not need. After undergoing four grueling treatments, Mrs. Huggett discovered her doctor hadn't even conducted basic research to determine the best line of treatment for her specific...

National Health Service in Scotland prescribed antidepressants for 1-year-old

8/27/2016 - Even doctors across the pond are giving out antidepressants like candy. Shocking figures reveal that the youngest patient to receive antidepressants at NHS Tayside doctors' behest was a 1-year-old little boy. Between the months of January and May of 2016, the NHS Tayside Trust reportedly prescribed...

Total pharma quackery: Antidepressant drugs prescribed for nearly everything... even conditions they don't work for

6/5/2016 - While their name implies that their sole purpose is the treatment of depression, it turns out that doctors are prescribing antidepressants for an assortment of other medical problems as well. In fact, a Canadian study recently found that just over half of antidepressant prescriptions written by Quebec...

Commonly prescribed antidepressants may cause bone loss in postmenopausal women, study finds

5/25/2016 - A class of antidepressants that increase levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, have been linked to accelerated bone loss in postmenopausal women, according to a study completed by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the Kuopo Musculoskeletal Research Unit at the Clinical...

The World Health Organization is finally raising concerns about antidepressants prescribed to children

4/21/2016 - There is such a dramatic increase in the prescribing of antidepressants for children in the West, that the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a closer look – and is becoming concerned. As reported by the BBC, the increases are sizable: 60 percent in Denmark; 49 percent in Germany; 26...

Painkillers commonly prescribed for arthritis are more dangerous than previously believed, especially for heart patients

3/28/2016 - Common painkillers are more dangerous than previously believed, especially for people with heart problems, cautions a new study. NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are frequently used to treat pain, fever, inflammation, headaches and arthritis. NSAIDs are not antibiotics, meaning that...

Superbugs galore: Four out of five Americans now prescribed antibiotics each year ... What could possibly go wrong?

2/10/2016 - Four out of five people in the United States are prescribed an antibiotic every year, according to a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings reflect a steadily increasing rate of antibiotic use...

Commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals make people angry, violent and more likely to kill, researchers discover

7/14/2015 10:38:31 AM - Feeling irritable, paranoid or even violent lately? Before you blame other life triggers like your job, money problems or your significant other, you may want to examine your prescription drug regimen, as it could be changing you in more ways than you realize. Close to 70 percent of Americans are...

Depression drug medical fraud: Vast majority prescribed dangerous mind-altering drugs don't even have depression

4/3/2015 4:20:49 PM - A recent study indicates that more than two-thirds of people who have been prescribed antidepressants are likely not suffering from depression at all. Sixty-nine percent of those taking SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) do not display the classic symptoms of major depressive disorder,...

Sudden heart failure deaths tied to commonly prescribed antibiotic

8/28/2014 - More people are beginning to understand that antibiotics are essentially anti-life. They destroy both the invading pathogens and the beneficial bacteria in the human gut. As the good microbes are depleted along with the bad, the gut wall loses its protection, allowing future pathogens to more readily...

Harmful blood thinner injection prescribed to many pregnant women found to be ineffective

8/5/2014 - Since the 1990s, under the advice of their physicians, one in 10 pregnant women have been painfully injecting themselves in the stomach with a needle containing anticoagulant medicine that has now been found to be completely ineffective. For the treatment of thrombophilia, abnormal blood clotting...

Chemical lobotomies: A growing number of children are being prescribed antipsychotics for ADHD

4/2/2013 - Pills have become the solution to every problem. A new trend in psychiatry is the prescription of strong and toxic antipsychotic drugs to children with ADHD as well as other behavioral disorders. The "off label" use of these drugs can come with a host of dangerous side effects-effects much worse than...

Deadly sleeping pills are still widely prescribed, study finds

2/21/2013 - Doctors are still widely prescribing a popular class of sleep and anxiety drugs to the very populations most likely to suffer lethal side effects, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and published in the journal Drugs and Aging. "Patients need to hear...

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