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6 Dangerous Prescription Drugs You Should Think Twice Before Taking

By medlineplus (NaturalNews) Just because your doctor prescribes it does not necessarily mean it is safe for you to take. Many popular prescription drugs, it turns out, come with the potential for serious side effects, including everything from short-term nausea and headaches to chronic inflammatory myopathy and heart disease or worse. But this important information is often...

Lyrica and Gabapentin (Neurontin) Now Linked To Heroin Overdose Deaths

Researchers from the University of Bristol in England have linked opioid alternatives pregabalin (Lyrica) and gabapentin (Neurontin) to an increasing number of heroin-related overdose deaths in both England and Wales. The two drugs are in a class of medications known as gabapentoids. Initially indicated to treat epilepsy, they have also been commonly prescribed to treat nerve pain...

My Picture is Proof That Healthcare Professionals Lie in Benefit Assessments’

BY JOHN PRING A furious disability benefit claimant has produced what she says is the clearest evidence yet that healthcare professionals working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are writing dishonest assessment reports. CeaJay Clem, from Gloucestershire, has chronic discoid lupus, which has caused a significant facial disfigurement (pictured). But despite the impact of the condition...

Say Goodbye To Vertigo, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue, Thyroid Problems And Much More!

By Faith Panda Staff Modern society has forced us to lead unhealthy lifestyles, consume processed and unhealthy foods, live in a contaminated environment, deal with constant stress, and work excessively. These overburden our health, and we suffer from numerous ailments and diseases. However, even though they are conventionally treated with drugs, it is always the best...

Cannabis May Be Best Treatment For Fibromyalgia, Survey Finds

A new survey from the National Pain Foundation suggests medical marijuana may top currently available pharmaceuticals for treating fibromyalgia. The survey, conducted online, asked more than 1,300 patients with the chronic pain disorder to rate the effectiveness of treatments that they’ve tried. Medical marijuana was compared with the only three drugs approved by the FDA for...

West Belfast mum releases photos of son in a coma after taking Lyrica drug as warning to young people

A Belfast mum has revealed heartbreaking photos of her teenage son in a coma after taking prescription drug Lyrica in a bid to end the drug epidemic. On Tuesday night, 16-year-old Geordie Brown from the Shankill in West Belfast was hospitalised and in Intensive Care after taking the drug. He was in a coma for 24 hours before coming up...

Some People Still Need Opioids

The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis—but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations. By Stefan Kertesz and Sally Satel On July 26, Todd Graham, 56, a well-respected rehabilitation specialist in Mishawaka, Indiana, lost his life. Earlier that day, a woman complaining of chronic pain had come to Graham’s office in hope of...

10 Things to Remember on World Mental Health Day

By Mariana Solarte Caicedo Today is World Mental Health Day. As an advocate, writer, psychologist and patient, here are some things I think everyone should keep in mind: 1. Mental health isn’t just a topic for people struggling, their families and professionals. Like physical health, we all want to keep in “good shape,” so we have to be aware...

Gabapentin prescriptions dispensed lead monitoring program watch list

By Olivia Bailey BRISTOL - A medication just added to Virginia's prescription monitoring program, or PMP, is now the number one dispensed drug on that list. Pharmacists in Virginia noticed an alarming rise in the the number of Gabapentin prescriptions written and refilled early. They pushed for close monitoring and the drug is now on the state's...

This Powerful New Painkiller Could Be The Unexpected Ticket to Replacing Opioids

We desperately need a new drug to treat pain. By MIKE MCRAE Researchers have developed a new class of pain relief that acts on an obscure nerve pathway, opening the way to a medication just as concerns have deepened around the US opioid addiction and overdose epidemic. While any marketable pharmaceutical based on the discovery would still need...

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