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Common Antidepressant Drugs Linked to Dementia

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Big Pharma, Cognitive Health, Dementia, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s not surprising that antidepressants are among the biggest-selling prescription drugs.

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders. About 17 million American adults have a major depressive episode each year. And doctors often prescribe antidepressants for other conditions like menopause, hot flashes, nerve pain, and insomnia.[i] [ii]

About 13% of Americans over 12 take these drugs. That’s a 65% increase since 1999.

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Pain Drugs Tied to Suicidal Behavior?

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

Nerve pain plagues nearly 30 million Americans.[1]

It can have many causes, including diabetes, injury, multiple sclerosis, and thyroid problems. 

But in all cases, it can be excruciating. And it can make normal activities impossible.[2]

So people turn to pain-killing drugs for relief.

Until a few years ago, the first-line mainstream treatment was opioid medications. But since the opioid addiction epidemic, doctors are prescribing them less often.

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Statins Double Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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

We knew it was bad. 

But we didn’t know it was this bad…

In April we told you about a study that showed statin drugs raise the risk of type 2 diabetes.

But now new research shows the danger of these cholesterol-lowering medications may be far greater than we thought.

The study was published in the journal Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews.

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The Dark Side of Autoimmune Drugs

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The incidence of autoimmune diseases is skyrocketing. They occur when your immune system goes haywire and starts attacking your own body.

AI illnesses include celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and many other inflammatory conditions. In recent years, they have become more common than heart disease and cancer.

Mainstream doctors use biologic medications as the first-line treatment against many AI conditions.

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Big Pharma’s Pain Drug Con

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

By now, we’ve all read the horror stories about opioid addiction.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from overdoses of prescription painkillers. And many others have had their lives destroyed in other ways after becoming addicted to these medications.

So now, many people suffering from pain understandably want to avoid OxyContin, Vicodin, and the other opioid pain pills that have killed so many people.

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What You Don’t Know About Generic Drugs CAN Hurt You

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

Doctors and pharmacists often portray generic drugs as a great deal. They say that you’re getting the same medicine as the brand-name products, but far cheaper.

The FDA is on board, too.

Even though almost all generic drugs are made in India and China, the agency says it holds foreign plants to the same standards as U.S. drug makers.

Katherine Eban says that’s simply not true.

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