Q & A: Cardiac Drugs

**Q: If you have diabetes managed with medication (not insulin), high blood pressure also managed with medication, take Plavix blood thinner because you had a stroke, and take Prilosec for stomach issues, is it safe to take the D-ribose… Continue Reading

Are You Taking Too Many Prescription Drugs?

Doctors are prescribing more drugs than ever to patients, particularly older patients. Now, voices are being raised in the medical community questioning what is called “polypharmacy,” the practice of prescribing many medications to a single patient. The problem… Continue Reading

Statin Drugs Risky for Diabetics

In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered the manufacturers of statins, the widely prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, to include a warning on medication labels about the potential for raising blood sugar levels. The action took place after… Continue Reading

Side Effects of Drugs

Beware of “Side Effectitis…” More than 1.5 million people are hospitalized and more than 100,000 die each year from largely preventable adverse reactions to drugs. Today, a full 61 percent of adults use at least one drug to treat… Continue Reading