Category Archives: drug safety

Today is National Take Back Your
Unused or Expired Drugs Day: Don’t Miss It

It’s not too late to clean your medicine cabinet out and take your unused prescription drugs out to a designated location. You have until 2 pm in New York City to bring your medications in. Check for the nearest location. … Continue reading

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Testosterone Replacement Trials Proceed Slowly

(part 2 of 2 posts) Alerting men to screening and treatment for low testosterone may get them in to their doctors faster, but they may be astounded to learn that the science in the field is wanting. The National Institute … Continue reading

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Inattention to Drug Safety in the Elderly
Leaves Generations At Risk

This post originally appeared in a slightly different form in Scientific American’s guest blog on June 30, 2011. My frail, 92-year-old mother was prescribed 80 mg of the cholesterol-lowering drug, or statin, simvastatin (Zocor) for years, possibly decades. She fell … Continue reading

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