List of Dangerous Antidepressants that Cause Sudden Death Is Rapidly Expanding

ekgThe list of antidepressants that can cause sudden death is growing exponentially, with citalopram – under the brand names Celexa and Cipramil – the latest such drug to be added, according to a new study.

The research, published recently in the British Medical Journal, revealed that the drug tends to cause a lengthening of the Q-T interval, a part of the cycle of Continue reading

Inside The Pricing of a $300,000-A-Year Drug

David Grainger Raises very nicely (but does not answer!) the question of orphan drug pricing. James Your comments caused me to do some math, and trying to figure out just where and how long the “break even” point lies with the drug.

Last night, NPS Pharmaceuticals announced that it was pricing Gattex, its drug for short bowel syndrome, at $295,000 per patient per year, Continue reading

The Latest on Harmful Drug-Supplement Interactions

At Doctors Health Press, we enthusiastically promote natural medicine. But, there are important health considerations when it comes to how drugs and supplements can interact, as they sometimes do so dangerously. A new study, which looked extensively at the subject, offers a clear and accurate picture of what drugs and supplements should never be combined. Continue reading

Top 10 Drug Company Settlements

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  • A record 4.02 billion prescriptions were written in the United States in 2011, showing Americans are taking more drugs than ever before and putting their health in the hands of some of the top corporate criminals in the world
  • Drug company settlements continue to be commonplace Continue reading

With Friends Like These

As Will Rogers once said, “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.”

And if those facts weren’t so infuriating, maybe they would be funny.

Consider the latest bad joke our own FDA is playing on us. They now consider a fruit eaten for millennia — Continue reading

This May Be the Quickest, Easiest, Cheapest, and Most Effective Cancer Treatment Ever!

I’ve treated many cases of cancer going against the standard slash, burn, and cut mantra of the medical establishment.

And I’ve seen some great success. But no injection therapy I’ve ever used took my breath away for its ease of use and effectiveness. That is until I saw the treatment I’m going to tell you about this month! Continue reading

The Top 8 Sneaky Little Pain-Busters you Have Probably Never Heard of!

Homeopath’s are among one of the most popular remedies for people trying to stay away from the greedy, “don’t care if hospitalize or even kill you” drug companies of America and around the world.

If that sounds like you… and if you’re the person who would rather put natural, safe, HEALING ingredients in your body then let’s look at a list of some of the most effective pain-reducing homeopathies in the world. Continue reading

What We Can Learn from Bees About Aging

This here is a story about bees, notoriously hard workers. Older bees, that is, which go and take on responsibilities usually doled out to the younger, stronger bees. When you look at the effects on the brains of these older bees, a picture emerges that could have huge effects for people. Another health breakthrough for dementia, anyone? Continue reading

Dangerous Side Effects of This Specific Type of Drug Revealed

A morsel of health news says that there is a high risk of fractures, falls, and osteoporosis among epilepsy patients using antiepileptic drugs. And most patients are unaware of the risks associated with taking the drugs. For that reason, we discuss it here, because staying knowledgeable is the best defense against injury or ill health. Continue reading

Kapikachhu

KapikachhuKapikachhu Health Benefits

Kapikachhu or Mucuna pruriens is well-known for its aphrodisiac activities as it is known to increase the sperm count and to increase testosterone levels in the body. The herb is also known to help the body build lean muscle and to break down surplus fat and hence Mucuna or Kapikachhu is often used by athletes, sports persons and body builders as sports medicine for increasing body performance. Continue reading

Overcome Addiction in 60 Days

Of course you want to overcome your addiction, but you just don’t know where to turn for the right addiction help. Maybe you’ve wanted to overcome your addiction, but have been afraid of the societal stigma and shame that accompanies traditional treatment programs? You may have even tried other treatment programs only to find them unsuccessful, or maybe you’ve achieved recovery Continue reading

This Popular Drug Creates Over 60,000 New Diabetics Each Year

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• The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins, warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness

• The FDA has removed Continue reading

Malaria Parasite Goes Bananas Before Sex: New Study

New research from the University of Melbourne shows how the malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) changes into a banana shape before sexual reproduction, a finding that could provide targets for vaccine or drug development and may explain how the parasite evades the human immune system.

The work was conducted by an Australian research team led by Dr Matthew Dixon and PhD student Megan Dearnley Continue reading

Emergency Medicine Physicians Develop Device to Stop Lethal Bleeding in Soldiers

Two emergency medicine physicians with wartime experience have developed a weapon against one rapidly lethal war injury.

Insurgents commonly aim just below a soldier’s body armor, where the trunk and legs join, to injure the body’s largest blood vessels, causing soldiers to bleed to death within minutes.

“There is no way to put a tourniquet around it, so soldiers are getting shot in this area and dying within several minutes,” said Dr. Richard Schwartz, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University. Police officers wearing chest protection as well as automobile accident victims can sustain similar injuries.

Efforts to externally compress the injury have been largely ineffective; the inch-round aorta runs parallel to the spine, so it can’t be approached from the back, and is several inches Continue reading

Twenty-Seven Years Bring no Deaths from Vitamins but Three Million from Pharmaceuticals

Despite mainstream medical establishments and media outlets portraying multivitamin supplements as worthless and oftentimes toxic, vitamins have led to 0 deaths over the past 27 years. In contrast, pharmaceutical drugs were responsible for 3 million deaths, topping the death toll from traffic-related incidents. In 2009, pharmaceuticals were responsible for the death of 37,485 people nationwide.

The statistics come from the Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS), and the findings go against the claims of most mainstream doctors Continue reading