Drug Matters

Statins do have dangerous side effects, BMJ panel decides

Cholesterol-lowering statins are more dangerous than government agencies have claimed, the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) has concluded........Read more.......

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Suicides among patients taking antidepressants on the rise despite black box warnings

The damaging effects of America's most popular class of pharmaceutical drugs, antidepressants, are highlighted in a new study out of Harvard University..........Read on........

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Meditation 'works just as well as anti-depressants': Half an hour a day offers as much relief as tablets.

Study found meditation works as well as conventional anti-depressants. It follows research in the U.S. involving 3,500 people. Researchers found regular meditation can relieve anxiety, pain and stress as well as traditional anti-depressants....Read more....

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‘Independent’ statin research group funded by drugs industry

A research unit that influenced wider statin use in the UK was all the time being funded by drug companies, including £217m from Merck, one of the largest producers of the cholesterol-lowering drug........ Read more.....

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Third of drug trials are ‘unscientific’

A third of published medical trials have come up with a false conclusion—usually one that favours the drug or therapy being reviewed. In other words, there’s no scientific proof that many of the drugs we take are effective or safe....... Read more.......

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Are all psychiatric drugs too unsafe to take?

Psychiatric drugs are more dangerous than you have ever imagined. If you haven't been prescribed one yet, you are among the lucky few. If you or a loved one are taking psychiatric drugs, there is hope; but you need to understand the dangers and how to minimize the risk...........  Read more.......

 

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After taking antibiotics, this is what you need to do to restore healthy intestinal flora

Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters, and more. Antibiotics are indiscriminate killers............  Read more.......

Paracetamol doesn’t work for back pain or arthritis

Most people suffering from back pain and arthritis reach out for the paracetamol—but the drug doesn’t work, new research has found. The painkiller is no better than a placebo, or sugar pill, in alleviating low back pain,.........

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Around 20 per cent of adults are taking five or more pharmaceuticals a day

—but nobody has assessed the side effects and reactions to this chemical cocktail, a leading scientist has warned.......

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40,000 drug deaths not being reported by Big Pharma

Around 40,000 deaths from prescription drugs are not being reported to regulators in the US.  In addition, 120,000 cases of ‘serious adverse reactions’—including disability, birth defects and life-threatening problems needing emergency care—are also going unreported...........

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40,000 drug deaths not being reported

Flu vaccine protects just 3 out of every 100 people

For months, WDDTY has been getting reports about the ineffectiveness—and dangers—of the current flu shot (see WDDTY, January 2015). Now the UK government has finally come clean: the vaccine protects just 3 per cent of people.......... Read more.......

86 per cent of children with measles had been vaccinated

The MMR vaccine is back in the news.  Australian parents will lose their welfare benefits if they don’t vaccinate their children, while up to 86 per cent of children who caught measles during the ‘Disneyland outbreak’ in California.......   Read more.......

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Midday naps associated with reduced blood pressure and fewer medications

Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist........  

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Psychiatric drugs are 3rd major killer after heart disease and cancer

Psychiatric drugs for insomnia, depression and anxiety are the third major killer in the West after heart disease and cancer, a major new review has concluded..........

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Just 8 per cent of medicine is proven to work

Only around 8 per cent of conventional medicine has been scientifically proven to be effective, a new study has discovered. The ‘success’ of medicine has been achieved through spin, data manipulation and by ignoring the failures...........  

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Big Pharma pays out $6.49bn to American doctors in a year

Big Pharma gave $6.49bn to doctors in the US alone last year. In all, 607,000 American physicians and medical professionals received the money as research funding........

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Two-thirds of all prescriptions for antibiotics are being made for conditions the drugs can’t treat.

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Calcium supplements may damage the heart

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Cannabis: Non-addictive pathway to pain relief?

 

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Cannabis Non-addictive pathway to pain relief