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This Common Heart Drug Does More Harm Than Good

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Health Warning, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Some 6 million Americans have been told they have heart failure. It is a grim diagnosis.

More than half will die within five years of finding out they have the condition.

And before they die, life will not be easy.

Their legs may swell with fluid. They may be out of breath after just taking a few steps.

Simple physical tasks may become impossible.

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These Drugs Don’t Play Well Together

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

The testing process for new drugs is straightforward…

One group of patients takes the drug. Another takes a placebo. If the group taking the drug improves more than those taking a placebo, the drug may be approved for sale by the FDA. 

Here’s the problem…

In the real world, people often take multiple drugs. One survey found that, on average, 45-year-olds take four different prescription drugs every day.

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The Migraine Solution That’s Already In Your Medicine Cabinet

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Pain Relief by Garry Messick0 Comments

When a migraine strikes, the pain can be so excruciating that you figure you need the strongest medicine possible to stop it.

That’s why many sufferers reach for a prescription drug such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or lasmiditan (Reyvow). Or they go with opioid painkillers like oxycodone.[1] 

The problem is, these medications often don’t work. And they can have serious side effects. These include sleepiness, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty thinking.

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Stomach Troubles? Never Let Your Doctor Give You This Drug

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Gut Health, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

Instant relief.  

If you suffer from heartburn, that’s how you’ll feel the first time you take Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These big-selling drugs—called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—stop your stomach from producing acid. 

Without acid, the burning, often-excruciating pain of heartburn goes away. 

Problem solved, right? 

Actually, your problems are just beginning.

Studies have made it clear that the PPIs that many people pop without thinking have serious side effects.

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The Hidden Danger of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Diabetes, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

Mainstream medicine’s top weapons against inflammation are glucocorticoid drugs. They include cortisone and prednisone. 

These drugs are also called steroids. But they aren’t the kind that give you muscle. Instead, they change your metabolism to tamp down inflammation.

Doctors prescribe them for a wide variety of conditions. They include autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, colitis, psoriasis, and eczema.

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The Deadly Arthritis Lie

In All Health Watch, Arthritis, Big Pharma, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

For years, doctors treated arthritis patients this way…

First, they would recommend aspirin, ibuprofen or another NSAID medication to ease the pain. 

If that didn’t work, they would prescribe something stronger. If the patient had knee or hip arthritis, the choice was often an opioid drug.

Addiction? That wasn’t seen as a problem because doctors believed patients truly in pain did not become addicted. 

This, of course, turned out to be bunk.

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