The Pros and Cons of Colonoscopies

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About 1 in every 350 colonoscopies do serious harm. The death rate is about 1 for every 1,000 procedures

About 80 percent of endoscopes are cleaned using Cidex (glutaraldehyde), which does NOT Continue reading

90 Medical Treatments You Don’t Need

You know, they say there’s not much use for Latin any more. Some scholars even call it a “dead language.”

But a group of doctors is banding together to remind their colleagues of one old Latin phrase they should have learned on their first day of medical school.

Primum non nocere. It means, “First, do no harm.”

That’s the message behind a new set of guidelines issued by a health group that’s trying to put the kibosh on 90 medical tests and treatments that may do more harm than good. Continue reading

Shocking Story Reveals How the FDA Is Recklessly Abandoning Drug Safety

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  • Learn how the FDA bypassed or ignored safety issues on major drug approvals from Ronald Kavanagh, who was a drug reviewer for the FDA in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research from 1998 to 2008
  • He reveals some of the internal rules of the FDA that are clearly designed to thwart serious safety reviews from the get-go, and other loopholes frequently used by drug companies to circumvent Continue reading