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After a variety of incarnations – Minimal Brain Damage – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) came on the radar in the 1970s in the US and exploded with its codification in DSM-III in 1980. The general sense in most of the world in the 1980s – aside from a developing ADHD-mania in the US – […]
Last June, in “Historic Summit: Flox and Tox Get Together”, I told you about the European Medicines Agency’s Review and Public Hearing into the side effects of Fluoroquinolones. It was only the second time in the EMA’s history that they’d decided to hold a Public Hearing (because of the amount of public interest in this […]
It is commonly recognized that certain medications should not be administered with some others. What is not well known is that several over the counter (OTC) medications and herbal supplements can be lethal if taken with SSRIs. I have a patient who was taking fluoxetine and, experiencing some difficulty with sleep, decided to take one […]
WHO’s Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019 have been much in the news lately – a kind of collective New Year’s Resolution list. The 10 resolutions can be seen below. They have prompted an alternate RxISK list of threats. These are not listed in order of importance. RxISK’s Threat List Sequestration of Clinical Trial Data. […]
Editorial: This post by Johanna Ryan is one of several that will pick up on the Fake News theme. But we also want anyone who has PPI stories to get in touch. And to pick up Dee Mangin’s legacy prescribing issue, do PPIs lead to SSRI use or is it the other way around? There […]