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  • Feds Finally Crack Down on Illegal Dietary Supplement Makers [hide all summaries]
    (March 2016)
    Too often, consumers are exposed to dietary supplements that have been spiked illegally with hidden drug ingredients or contaminated with other potentially dangerous substances. In this article, we report on recent legal actions taken by the FDA, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Trade Commission to stem the flow of these dangerous products.
  • VYVANSE for Binge Eating: Old Pill, New ‘Disease’ [hide all summaries]
    (September 2015)
    Don't fall prey to a drug company's slick marketing campaign of a dangerous drug recently approved by the FDA for treatment of a newly designated disease called "binge eating disorder."
  • When EMA and FDA Decisions Conflict: Differences in Patients or in Regulation? [hide all summaries]
    (December 2013)
    Are Americans more resistant to the risks and more likely to benefit from certain drugs than Europeans? Or is the European Medicines Agency (EMA) more resistant than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the drug industry’s desire to get approval for drugs with unique risks but without compensating benefits? This article discusses two recently FDA-approved diet drugs deemed too unsafe for Europeans.
  • Are European Women Different From U.S. Women? [hide all summaries]
    (April 2013)
    Last summer, the European equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration told Europeans not to use a particular drug for osteoporosis. Learn about this drug, which has been used by more than 100,000 U.S. women since then despite evidence of increased cancer risk.
  • Troubling New Drug Approvals in 2012 [hide all summaries]
    (March 2013)
    Find out which drugs approved in 2012 have risks greatly exceeding their benefits or no meaningful benefits. If you are using any of the DO NOT USE drugs reviewed in the article, talk to your doctor before stopping their use.
  • Editorial: The Seven-Year Rule for Safer Prescribing [hide all summaries]
    (October 2012)
    An invited editorial by Worst Pills, Best Pills News editor Dr. Sidney Wolfe in the October Australian Prescriber explains the factual basis for our recommendation not to use any new drug — except for relatively rare breakthrough drugs — until it has been on the market for seven years.
  • Inadvertent Adverse Reactions With Commonly Used Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (January 2012)
    Find out how to prevent emergency hospitalizations from two commonly used drugs, warfarin (COUMADIN) and clopidogrel (PLAVIX). There are approximately 33,000 emergency hospitalizations a year from warfarin alone. This article includes a list of more than 50 drugs that can have harmful interactions with warfarin and/or clopidogrel.
  • Weight-Loss Supplements Illegally Spiked with Prescription Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (May 2009)
    The article lists 72 weight loss dietary supplements that have recently been found to have been spiked with one of nine different prescription drugs, often at dangerously high concentrations. If you have used any products containing these ingredients, you should stop taking them and consult your health care professional immediately.
  • SSRIs Can Have Dangerous Interactions With Other Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (January 2008)
    More than 70 million prescriptions a year are filled for these popular antidepressants, including Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Luvox, Celexa and Lexapro. This article gives details about more than 60 other widely prescribed prescription drugs that can have harmful interactions if used with these antidepressants. The two different kinds of interactions are also discussed.

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