No one knows a prescription drug’s side effects like the person taking it.
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RxISK is a free, independent drug safety website to help you weigh the benefits of any medication against its potential dangers.
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All drugs have side effects, but people often don’t link the effect they are experiencing to starting, stopping, or changing the dose of a drug. RxISK provides free access to information and tools to help you assess the connection between a drug and a side effect.
After months of thought and effort, we are pleased to introduce RxISK 2.0 to replace the website we launched in 2012. Our goal was to make RxISK easier-to-use, friendlier, and to remove the requirement to log in for certain functionality. [Read more]
Editorial Note: Twenty-five years ago, Diane Fried took Floxin, a fluoroquinolone antibiotic and a predecessor of Levaquin and Cipro, and was severely damaged as a consequence, leading her husband to write Bitter Pills. Three years ago we featured two posts on fluoroquinolone antibiotic problems under the heading of Flox-Tox. We have also featured posts on […]
This Present Madness was published in November. During the rehearsal of an all-star high school band near Dallas, Texas, a gunman enters the practice hall and starts firing with a semi-automatic shotgun. His attack is deadly. It is the worst mass shooting in US history. The blame for it, as usual, is attributed to the […]
This weeks Observer Review contains an interview (below) with Mikey Argy (above) to link up with the release of Attacking the Devil, a movie about the thalidomide story. The photo of Mikey here doesn’t show what the photo in the print edition shows. Almost two years ago RxISK featured the thalidomiders behind this movie in From […]
Editorial note: Towards the end of 2015, we launched a new website dedicated to exploring protracted withdrawal and Post-SSRI Sexual Dysfunction (PSSD). We presented a new hypothesis about the underlying physiology of withdrawal and persisting side effects, and we asked for others to help explore and research the issues. Someone who has been doing exactly […]
Magic bullet In Greg’s Dilemma 1 and Dilemma 2, Greg outlined more than one dilemma linked to getting hooked to antidepressants and benzodiazepines. The responses to these posts were all over the shop – from pull yourself together, to entrust your life to God, to support for descriptions of positions others find themselves in. The […]