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Pradaxa Scandal: Big Pharma Pays Out Millions

We’ve warned against the hideous side-effects of the blood thinning drug Pradaxa, since it’s approval in October 2010. The drug is used as an alternative to the almost equally dangerous blood thinning drug warfarin. Pradaxa treats a type of irregular heartbeat, called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). It is supposed to help prevent strokes and because […]

Popular Heartburn Drugs Could Soon Carry A Black Box Warning

Proton pump inhibitors reduce the amount of acid made by your stomach. Studies have shown that taking proton pump inhibitors for as little as a month — and then stopping — can cause “rebound acid hypersecretion.” That means your stomach starts producing even more acid than it did before. So of course, you start taking […]

Saatchi’s Law — A Potential Risk To Alternative Medicine?

Saatchi’s Law is a new law under the Medical Innovations Bill that will allow doctors to experiment on dying patients with innovative new techniques or drugs when all else has failed, without the fear of prosecution. This new law is brought by Lord Saatchi, who has campaigned to change the law since the death of […]