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  • 6th

    March , 2018
    1:34 pm
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    Generic Drug Dangers

    More Side Effects… Less Effective? Generic drugs cost 30% to 80% less than their brand-name counterparts and most people feel safe taking them because the FDA requires that both types of medications provide the same active ingredients and level of effectiveness. Recent development: A 2006 survey found that about 25% of 300 doctors throughout the US don’t believe that generics are chemically identical to brand-name drugs… nearly one in five believe that generics are less safe… and m...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    6:21 pm
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    Generic Drugs: Dangerous Differences?

    The accounts are disturbing. Patients taking a popular antidepressant who switched to its generic equivalent expected the same effects. "I got switched to a different generic of Wellbutrin XL, and my life was destroyed," reads one account submitted to the Web site of the syndicated newspaper column The People's Pharmacy. "I became suicidal. I had not been this depressed in years. ... My experience with the generic destroyed everything in my life that was important to me." "For the fi...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    6:14 pm
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    Risk, responsibility, and generic drugs

    In 2011, the Supreme Court reviewed PLIVA v. Mensing, a consolidation of two cases in which patients sued manufacturers of the drug metoclopramide for failing to properly warn about the risk of tardive dyskinesia with its long-term use. A few years before, the Court had ruled that brand-name drug manufacturers had a duty to update their labels as new safety information became available, even without formal approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, in PLIVA the drug was a g...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    6:09 pm
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    What Are The Associated Risks With Generic Drugs?

    A top doctor has revealed that the widespread usage of generic drugs is harming the health of people in this country. This is mainly due to the fact that drug factories all over the globe have widespread irregularities in their manufacturing processes. Eighty-six percent of drugs used in this country are generic drugs, and it is a worrying fact that more and more of these drugs are getting recalled. This proves that there is a real danger to public health. Renowned cardiologist Dr. Chauncey Cran...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    6:00 pm
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    The Truth About Beet Juice

    Most lists of "super foods" don't include beetroot juice, but maybe they should. Beet juice may boost stamina to help you exercise longer, improve blood flow, and help lower blood pressure, some research shows. Why? Beets are rich in natural chemicals called nitrates. Through a chain reaction, your body changes nitrates into nitric oxide, which helps with blood flow and blood pressure. Beet Juice Benefits In some studies, drinking about 2 cups of beet juice daily or taking ni...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    5:32 pm
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    Are generics really the same as branded drugs?

    By Katherine Eban January 10, 2013 FORTUNE — In October the Food and Drug Administration took a highly unusual step: It declared that a generic drug it had previously approved — a version of the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin — was not in fact “bioequivalent” to the name-brand version. The FDA withdrew its approval. The federal action shook the business. Teva Pharmaceuticals (teva, +0.47%), which marketed the generic in question, has stopped selling it, and other co...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    5:22 pm
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    Take Generic Drugs? You Need to Read This!

    by: Dr. Craig A. Maxwell Do you take generic drugs? You might have been told by your doctor or pharmacist that a generic drug is just the same as a brand name drug, only less expensive. You may have been lead to believe that choosing a generic medication was no different than buying generic toothpaste or cotton swabs. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Some generic drugs can be very harmful to your health. Choose them wisely. Especially if those drugs have been obtaine...

  • 24th

    March , 2018
    5:21 pm
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    What You Need to Know About Generic Drugs

    More than 80% of the drugs we take in the US are now generic versions of brand name medications. You may think that these drugs are equivalent to their branded counterparts, but that’s not always the case. Here are some important facts and tips to stay safe with generic drugs. Fact: You may get more or less active drug from a generic. The FDA only requires that you get 80% to 125% of the drug into your bloodstream from a generic medication compared to the original drug. What’s even mor...