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Do Doctors Prescribe too many Drugs

In reading this question, I felt compelled to write to it and explain my feelings since I have obviously gone to many different doctors, all ranging from ones who just sit there, and doing nothing for you, or to the others who love to prescribe medications. I have to say, …

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Product Reviews Biofreeze Pain Relieving Gel

Pity the person with a bad back. Back pain can be one of the most unpleasant and debilitating conditions to deal with. I should know. A few years ago, my stiff, sore back sent me into a chiropractor’s office for the first time. The chiropractor interviewed me, took profile x-rays …

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Side Effects of Omnicef

Omnicef is in the category of antibiotics. This is a very versatile drug that treats a variety of bacteria stemming from bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, ear infections, and skin infections. It is possible to have an allergy to this antibiotic. If you are taking Omnicef, and you have hives, trouble breathing, …

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Side Effects of Ketoconazole

Ketoconazole is an antifungal drug which can be used for many instances of fungal related infections. It is available in many forms and tablets, shampoo, gel and foam are few to name. The drug is usually well tolerated and some of its specific uses are mentioned below. -Candidiasis / oral …

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Overview of Diuretic Drugs

Diuretics are chemical compounds which are able through their effect on the kidney tubules to increase the flow of urine outside the body. Most diuretics have similar function. They differ only in their site of action along the tubules of the kidney nephrons. In the body there are several hormones …

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National Eprescribing Patient Safety Inititativesm Nepsism

In July 2006, study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences reported 1.5 million U.S. residents are injured each year, about 800,000 adverse drug reactions, occur annually at U.S. long-term health care facilities at a cost to hospitals of $3.5 billion a year, and more than …

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Side Effects of Isradipine

Doctors prescribe Isradipine to treat hypertension. This drug is under the category of calcium channel blockers. Calcium channel blockers work by helping your heart and blood vessels to dilate, so that the arteries are less likely to spasm. This makes it much easier on the heart muscle pumping blood so …

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Criticisms of FDA Prescription Drug Approval Process

The United States Department of Health and Human Services funds the regulatory committee known as The Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA. Essentially, the FDA is responsible for monitoring any food for human consumption, vitamins, supplements, or other prescription drugs. FDA agents typically conduct thorough investigations of the facilities …

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Side Effects of Acerola

Acerola, what is it? Where does it come from? What does it do for you? Acerola is a plant with small edible fruit that resembles cherries. Native to Southern and Central America, its scientific name is Malpighia glabra. It is also known as, Puerto Rican Cherry, Barbados Cherry and West …

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Mortin Ib Recall

The sixth recall of Motrin pain relievers by Johnson & Johnson in the last two years is now in effect. The last two and a half years have seen over two dozen medical devices, prescriptions drugs and health products recalled. Motrin IB pills are the latest recall from the company. The …

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