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  • The Smart Consumer’s Guide to Understanding Drugs and Supplements

    To the uninformed consumer, a "natural" supplement may seem like a better option than pharmaceutical drugs they think may be too expensive or too strong. Learn the difference between a drug and a supplement, and make the best choice for you.
    By Kevin Xu October 13, 2014 

  • The Importance of Vitamin D: Should a Deficiency be a Concern?

    Vitamin D deficiencies are so common that many doctors routinely test for it when performing exams. But how big of a concern is it?
    By Kim Ledingham November 15, 2013 

  • The Consequences of Overuse of Antibiotics

    Reports state that patients are often prescribed antibiotics for conditions that do not warrant their use. The more that antibiotics are overused or mis-prescribed, the more likely it is that patients will build up bacterial resistance to their effects...
    By Kevin Davis November 12, 2013 


  • Combating the Rise of Antibiotic Resistance

    In many parts of the world antibiotic resistance has reached unprecedented levels as bacterial infections are able to outwit the drugs we throw at them, even some of the latest ones. But that does not mean that it's game over as medicine has a number...
    By AlyssaAst September 26, 2011 

  • Side Effects of Somatropin: Are they Dangerous?

    Somatropin is a synthetic form of a hormone normally produced in the body. Taking this hormone can cause mild effects such as tenderness and pain, as well as rare but serious side effects.
    By Emma Lloyd August 11, 2011 

  • Complications of Radiotherapy

    Radiotherapy usually involves external irradiation of the patient with a precisely controlled X-ray source. It is used for both treatment and palliative therapy of cancer sufferers. This article looks at what a tumor is and how radiation can be used to...
    By Dr Mike C August 11, 2011 


  • Guide to the Drug Estropipate: Uses, Warnings and Side Effects

    Estropipate is the generic form of the brand Ogen. It is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause, but has also been shown to reduce hip fractures by 25 percent. Estropipate was approved by the FDA in June 1977.
    By Jason C. Chavis August 10, 2011 

  • Cetraxal Facts

    Find out more about a new way to treat ear infections with antibiotics. Cetraxal ear drops kill bacteria without the drug spreading throughout your body.
    By Robyn Broyles June 28, 2011 

  • Mitoxantrone Medication Information

    If you are looking for more information on mitoxantrone you are in the right place. Here you will learn about all of the warnings and precautions associated with this drug.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen June 28, 2011 

  • Contraindications of Nalbuphine Hydrochloride

    Nalbuphine hydrochloride is an opioid analgesic, and like other drugs in this class, it has a wide range of side effects and precautions. Read about specific contraindications of nalbuphine hydrochloride.
    By Elizabeth Engel May 24, 2011 
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