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Archive for November, 2012:

November 28th, 2012

Sometimes there are things more important than MONEY….

This review is from: Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?: How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs (Hardcover) I read about this book in the NY Times and was concerned about my mother who had been taking several medications which over time had […]

November 27th, 2012

Patients Forget How to Use EpiPen After 3 Months

Patients Forget How to Use EpiPen After 3 Months ANAHEIM, California — Patients with a history of anaphylaxis who have been prescribed epinephrine auto-injectors forget how to use them after approximately 3 months and need frequent retraining, researchers reported in an oral session here at the American College of Allergy, […]

November 21st, 2012

Testosterone / Viagra Findings Not a Winner as ED Combination

Testosterone, Viagra not a winning ED combination Using a testosterone gel in addition to Viagra doesn't make the little blue pill work any better, according to a new study. The report's lead researcher said testosterone is typically prescribed to men who have both low testosterone levels and symptoms such as […]

November 19th, 2012

Advair: How Safe Is This Drug ???

Advair: How Safe Is This Drug? By John Fauber, Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today Published: November 18, 2012 The 2001 product launch of the asthma drug Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) was a lavish, Las Vegas affair. Using images of a slot machine to illustrate their message, top GlaxoSmithKline executives took the stage […]

November 13th, 2012

Dangerously Low Calcium with a Cancer, Osteoporosis Drug

Dangerously low calcium with a cancer, osteoporosis drug November 12, 2012 If you are taking the drug denosumab [XGEVA, PROLIA] for either cancer or osteoporosis and you experience any symptoms of hypocalcemia, or low blood calcium (including confusion, muscle spasms, twitching or cramping, seizures, or irregularity of the heart rhythm), […]