October 2014 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Big Pharma propaganda can pop up where you least expect it

Unless you absolutely need to take steroids, like prednisone, you don’t want to. Because one of the side effects, called steroid psychosis, can literally make you think — and act — like you’ve gone crazy.

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These widely-used drugs can make you feel like you're losing your mind

Unless you absolutely need to take steroids, like prednisone, you don’t want to. Because one of the side effects, called steroid psychosis, can literally make you think — and act — like you’ve gone crazy.

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Drug companies have a new plan to keep us "compliant"

You use certain credit cards to get “points,” but would the promise of a “reward” be enough incentive for you to take a drug? Big Pharma sure hopes so.

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Is your iPhone giving out your private medical information?

There’s a lot of very personal data your iPhone can collect about you on the new Health app. But how do you know it will stay there? You’ll see you really don’t when you read how it works.

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Doctors more prone to slip-ups later in the day

A new study finds that patients seen in the afternoon are at greater risk of being given unnecessary antibiotics.

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Do you know what that drug your doctor prescribed is really for?

Off-label drug use is growing, and it can be deadly. So before you fill your next prescription, you might want to find out the “approved” purpose of the med involved. The answer might shock you.

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Susan B. Komen takes 'pinkwashing' to its lowest level yet

The nonprofit’s record of teaming up with companies whose products are hazardous to our health has made a lot of people see red instead of pink. But now, Komen has stooped to what many consider (quite literally) to be the lowest in ‘new lows’.

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