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Common painkillers (NSAIDs) have dangerous side effects, particularly for patients with some form of heart disease

There can be no doubt that arthritis causes debilitating pain which can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life. Experts estimate that over 54 million adults were diagnosed with some form of arthritis between 2013 and 2015, and it is believed that over 78 million – or 26 percent of all adult Americans […]

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Guess I’ll Sit Around and Medicate – America’s Opioid Crisis

I look at the big picture of the drug culture in the United States and how widely accepted it is to medicate yourself yet when that doctor prescribed medication leads to addiction or illegal drugs enter into the picture it becomes taboo.  What’s the difference, really? One is government sanctioned while the other remains illegal and therefore […]

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen found to raise the risk of a heart attack within a week of use

Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen found to raise the risk of a heart attack within a week of use

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that some of the most commonly prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), otherwise known as painkillers, may significantly increase the odds of heart attack within a week or a month if high doses were taken. To carry out the study, a team of researchers pooled data from various […]

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Prescription painkillers kill far more people than heroin and cocaine

A leading pathologist is warning that one prescription painkiller is causing more deaths than cocaine and heroin. The expert, Prof. Jack Crane – Northern Ireland’s top pathologist – says Tramadol is currently “claiming more lives than any other drug,” and as such ought to be upgraded to the Class A category. Currently, the drug is […]

After surviving war in Iraq, U.S. troops now being killed by Big Pharma

After surviving war in Iraq, U.S. troops now being killed by Big Pharma

Big Pharma killing more soldiers than enemy combatants?