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  • Eight Treatments Commonly Used for Osteoarthritis Pain [hide all summaries]
    (July 2015)
    Patients with osteoarthritis have many treatment options. Find out which ones are safest for relieving osteoarthritis pain.
  • Escalating Criminal and Civil Violations: Pharma Has Corporate Integrity? Not Really [hide all summaries]
    (March 2014)
    Dr. Sidney Wolfe, founding editor of Worst Pills, Best Pills News, concludes that “there is pathological lack of corporate integrity in many drug companies.” Read this article to find out why.
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Certain Medications or Diseases [hide all summaries]
    (August 2008)
    The article discusses 273 drugs that can have harmful interactions with alcohol. Also reviewed are several ways in which these harmful interactions can occur: 1/ Medications Can Increase Alcohol Blood Levels 2/ Additive effects of medications and alcohol. One of the best- known drug-alcohol interactions is when alcohol, a depressant, is taken with other sedative medications, and excessive sedation or depression of respiration can occur 3/Alcohol can increase the blood levels of some medications leading to toxicity of these drugs. 4/ Alcohol also can reduce blood levels of some medications causing them to be less effective. Although some of the interactions between alcohol and medications mainly occur in people who drink heavily (three or more drinks on one occasion), many of these interactions may occur with much lower amounts of alcohol use, such as one to two drinks on an occasion. We strongly urge you to tell your physicians and other health care providers how much alcohol you are drinking so they can effectively assess the risks and advise you about the safe use of alcohol and medications.
  • Celecoxib (CELEBREX) May Double the Risk for Heart Attacks Compared to Older Arthritis Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (May 2006)
    New research published in the March 2006 edition of the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine indicates that the popular arthritis and painkilling drug celecoxib (CELEBREX) may double the risk for heart attacks compared to older arthritis medications.
  • Problems With COX-2 Inhibitors Vault Meloxicam (MOBIC) To Blockbuster Status [hide all summaries]
    (March 2005)
    There is no medical reason why you should be taking meloxicam rather than an older, equally effective NSAID such as ibuprofen to manage arthritis.
  • Blockbuster Arthritis Drug Rofecoxib (VIOXX) Withdrawn From Market [hide all summaries]
    (November 2004)
    Vioxx is the ninth prescription drug to be taken off the market in the past seven years that Worst Pills, Best Pills News readers were previously warned DO NOT USE. The average time between warning readers not to use these drugs and their removal from the market was one year and eight months.

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