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2012-12-10 05:02:02

Data Based Medicines America's RxISK.org website warns revelers about little known drug side effect Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, issued a holiday caution today on the use of alcohol and prescription drugs. Did you know that combining an FDA-approved prescription drug with alcohol can put you over the legal limit even though you've only had one drink? “Even though...

2012-12-03 05:02:45

Can your meds afffect your sex life? New online tool now available to show possible links between prescription drugs and our sex lives. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 RxISK.org, the first free independent website for researching and reporting prescription drug side effects, has added a Sex and Relationships Zone to demonstrate and collect data on the links between prescription drugs and our sex lives. “Links with antidepressants and one´s sex life are well...

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2011-04-01 07:40:00

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline released a new report detailing that its antidepressant Paxil could potentially make people with major depression more likely to become suicidal. But in clinical trials, the company found that attempted suicide rates were relatively low -- 0.34 percent for those using Paxil vs. 0.05 percent for those taking a placebo pill. The report also states that the findings couldn't rule out that the difference was due to chance. "The scientific evidence does not establish...

2010-03-30 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Support Partners Program offered by Lilly USA is introducing several updated educational resources for people with depression and the people who care for them. Each person experiences depression differently and may need support in different ways. The Support Partners Program shows individuals with depression ways to build their own support group, which, in turn, can help them better deal with their depression symptoms. The Support...

2008-09-11 03:00:08

By Brezis, Mayer Belmaker, R H Mayer Brezis, MD, MPH Center for Clinical Quality & Safety, Hadassah Medical Center & School of Public Health, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Abstract: A landmark paper on Game Theory showed that individual maximization of profit necessarily endangers the public good, and since the problem has no technical solution, "it requires a fundamental extension in morality" (1). We propose here that public health, as a public good, now emerges as...

2008-06-30 00:00:03

By Jeff Green June 30 marks the 100th anniversary of an asteroid that exploded over Tunguska, Russia, with a force 1,000 times more powerful than the nuclear bomb that leveled Hiroshima at the end of World War II. David Healy, by day an auto analyst with New York-based Burnham Securities Inc., wasn't around to warn people about that one. He built his own $500,000 observatory in his backyard in Arizona so he can have a shot at preventing the next. Healy, 71, has some experience with...

2006-06-14 12:24:59

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of suicide among older patients appears to be increased during the first month of therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, but this increased risk is fairly low, researchers in Canada report. Dr. David N. Juurlink, of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, and colleagues examined coroner's data, along with data on prescriptions, physician billing claims and hospitalization, for more than 1.2...

2006-06-13 15:04:17

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The anti-depressant Prozac and its generic equivalents, often prescribed for patients struggling with anorexia, do not help prevent relapses of the life-threatening eating disorder, a study said on Tuesday. The finding came from a test involving 93 women with anorexia nervosa who were discharged after regaining a healthy weight. Some were then given fluoxetine -- the anti-depressant originally sold as Prozac -- and others an inert placebo. After a year there was...

2006-06-12 19:05:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A study raises questions about whether newer antidepressant drugs raise the risk of suicide as some studies have suggested by finding that suicide rates have dropped in the United States since the drugs were introduced, researchers said on Monday. In fact, the use of the new SSRI antidepressants to treat depression has saved more than 30,000 lives, according to the study published in the journal Public Library of Science...


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