Category Archives: Drug Information

The Salt Myth

As with everything else, it seems the best course of action lies in moderation. Dr. McCarron’s view on the problem was that restricting salt intake can be as harmful as overdoing salt intake, so maintaining a “normal” intake is best. In this, I have to admit, I agree! Continue reading

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Statin Drugs Not Helpful for Low-Risk Patients

A review of the major research studies conducted by the Cochrane Collaboration found that statins are highly effective for patients with a prior history of heart attack or stroke, but have little to no usefulness for patients who don’t have a prior history. In fact, because of financial cost and side-effects, they may do more harm than good. Continue reading

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Weight loss drug Meridia increases risk of heart attack and stroke.

The weight loss drug Meridia (sibutramine), which was put on the market in 1997, has been found to significantly increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with existing heart disease. Continue reading

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