Medications

Medications

Coronavirus Update: Make Sure You Have Enough Medication on Hand

As the global effects of the new coronavirus are being felt, there are concerns that drug shortages may occur. Who is most at risk—and what to do…

Medications

The Dangers of Antidepressants No One Is Talking About — With Joe Graedon

More than 40 million people over age 12 are on antidepressants in the US.

Medications

Is Prednisone Causing My Weight Gain?

Prednisone is often used to treat pain and other conditions, but it can lead to a range of side effects. Here, the potential harms to watch out for...

Medications

Your Prescription May Not Have Been Tested: Exploring the World of Off Label Drugs – with Joe Graedon

Joe Graedon joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to discuss the common and risky practice of off label drug use.

Medications

The Truth About Skyrocketing Drug Prices

Everyone laments the high cost of prescription drugs. But few people know that they can fight back. Here’s what to do…

Medications

Is This “Safe” Opioid Painkiller Addictive?

Some opioid painkillers are considered more addictive than others. Here’s what the new research shows about tramadol…

Common Threads

Why I Don’t Like to Be First on Line

Americans love being first on line to get shiny new toys. When it comes to health discoveries, step to the back of the line. It could save your life.

Aging for Beginners

Cannabis: It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Weed Anymore

“Smoking weed” has moved from the dark corners of artists’ hang-outs to bright shopping centers. It’s kind of a shame.

Marijuana

Marijuana Isn’t as Risk-Free as You Might Think

Marijuana with higher levels of psychoactive THC can put middle-age adults & baby boomers at risk of car accidents, drug interactions, heart attacks & more.

Medications

Does Your UTI Need an Antibiotic? What Older Adults Need to Know

Harms from antibiotic resistance are raising questions about when to use these drugs. What research shows is best for older adults with UTIs…

Medications

The Growing Danger of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics have saved countless lives, but the overuse of these drugs is ongoing—and posing new threats. Read on for details…

Medications

Very Common Drugs That Rob Your Body of Nutrients

You can’t stop taking these drugs—so here are the nutritional supplements you need if you’re taking a drug for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure & more.

Medications

Surprising Deadly Danger from Cipro Antibiotics

FDA warns that fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Cipro, Avelox, Floxin, Levaquin) may increase likelihood of aortic aneurysm in people at risk.

Drug Interactions

A New Tool to Prevent Drug Interactions: Artificial Intelligence

Drug interactions can be life-threatening, yet typically are found after many people are affected, not during testing. New technology may change that.

Medications

Lithium: Not Just for Bipolar Disorder

In Rx doses, this drug can have sizable side effects. But as a nutritional supplement, its brain benefits can be life-changing without a downside.