3 Most Dangerous Joint Pain Medications

dangerous joint pain medications

If you’ve seen a doctor for joint pain, there’s a very good chance (near 100%) that medication was offered as the solution. First, you may try acetaminophen (Tylenol) over the counter, which is often recommended for soreness. If that doesn’t cut it, you may progress to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are often used as […]

Placebo is BETTER for Pain Than Tylenol!

placebo is better for pain than Tylenol

Acetaminophen (or paracetamol as its known in most countries outside of the U.S.) is the most commonly used pain reliever in the United States. Better known by its brand name, Tylenol, it is recommended as the first-line pain reliever for low-back pain, and you probably don’t think twice about taking a tablet or two if […]

FDA Approves Generic Version of This Deadly Painkiller

Celebrex is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) known as a COX-2 inhibitor. It works by blocking the COX-2 enzymes, which your body produces in response to inflammation. Celebrex is the only COX-2 inhibitor left on the market – all the others have been pulled from the market because of their heart risks! This […]

Shocking NEW Prescription Drug Stats You've Got to See!

It’s been a few years since we uncovered 20 of the most shocking prescription drug statistics. If you read that article, you learned that over 100,000 people die each year from prescription drug side effects in the United States alone (and that’s just from side effects, it doesn’t include deaths from accidental mix-ups, prescribing errors […]

FDA Switches Positions, Warns Against Aspirin

Earlier this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) in doses over 325 milligrams (mg) due to the risks of potentially fatal liver damage. It seems they’re slowly starting to get it, because now the FDA has again reversed another long-held position on a popular painkiller.

Acetaminophen May Cause ADHD

Here we go again! We’ve been telling you for a LONG time to beware of acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc). Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally started to catch up. They just finished asking health care providers to stop prescribing acetaminophen in doses higher than 325 mg, for fear it could cause potentially fatal […]

FDA Warning: Don’t Take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) in Doses Over 325 mg

Hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines contain acetaminophen as the active ingredient.  This includes not only Tylenol but also popular opioid pain relievers like oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine (Tylenol with Codeine). The problem with these medications is that acetaminophen is very hard on your liver. If you take too much, you could […]

10 Common Drugs that Harm Your Memory and Brain

Are you feeling forgetful? Foggy headed? Just not quite as sharp as you used to be? While these can be signs of dementia, more often they’re simply normal declines in memory that typically start to happen around age 50 (though they aren’t inevitable, which I’ll explain later). However, if you take medications it’s worth checking […]