Do Deceptive Marketing Practices Play a Role in the Illness of Addiction?

We trust our doctors to make the right decisions when handing out potent medications.  As of 2015, the American Society of Addiction Medicine reported that two million people in the U.S. had a substance use disorder involving prescription painkillers. These days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that doctors only give out […]

By |Jul 17, 2017|Dangerous Drugs, Safety|0 Comments

Medical Malpractice and the Opioid Epidemic in America

When you talk about America’s “drug problem,” people usually assume you mean illegal drugs: marijuana, heroin, meth, etc. There are a lot of people who struggle with addiction to those types of drugs, but what we want to talk about are painkillers – opioids, in particular. The opioid epidemic in this country is so […]

By |Sep 30, 2016|Dangerous Drugs|0 Comments

Dangerous Drugs: Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Certain illnesses and conditions can cause a man’s testosterone level to drop; sometimes, it is simply a matter of aging. Low testosterone levels can present with fatigue or erectile dysfunction, and can affect both your mood and your ability to keep your weight under control. For these reasons (among others) doctors may prescribed testosterone […]

By |Dec 19, 2015|Dangerous Drugs|0 Comments

Dangerous Drugs: Penile Injections

Men who suffer with erectile dysfunction may be prescribed drugs like Cialis or Viagra. When medications do not work, however, a doctor may prescribe a different course of action. Intracavernous pharmacotherapy (ICP), also known as a penile injection, is supposed to help those with severe E.D. – like a man recovering from prostate cancer […]

Dangerous Drugs: Geodon

Ziprasidone is an anti-psychotic drug marketed under the name Geodon, and it prescribed to treat people with schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. In December of 2014, the FDA issued a warning that Geodon and its generics could cause a “rare but serious skin reaction that can progress to affect other parts of the body” known […]

Lipitor Lawsuits Still Being Filed

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer, who manufactures and distributes Lipitor, is facing a class-action lawsuit with more than 4,000 plaintiffs – and more lawsuits are filed every day. These suits alleges that some women who used Lipitor to help control their cholesterol have developed Type 2 diabetes as a result, and that Pfizer was aware […]

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