By: Joe Graedon June 29, 2020 18 Comments
    Drugs That Can Cause Life-Threatening Skin Rashe…

    Drug side effects are often categorized as “common,” “less common,” “minor” or “serious.” For many people, skin rashes are perceived as one of the minor side effects. That’s because …

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2019 13 Comments
    Why Do Drug Companies Love Long Lists of Side Ef…

    A long time ago, drug companies worried about long lists of side effects. They feared that if they warned people about serious adverse drug reactions, no one would want to take their pricey pills. Whe…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2018 0 Comments
    How Aysa, an AI App, Helped a Mother with her Ch…

    Nicole Pharr is used to keeping a close eye on her daughter Madison’s skin. Madison is prone to eczema and has had highly sensitive skin since she was a baby. Still, Nicole was concerned after her d…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2018 158 Comments
    The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain R…

    Doctors love NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). That’s largely because they don’t have a lot of other tools in the toolkit when it comes to treating pain and inflammation. Opioids have…

    By: Terry Graedon October 17, 2011 5 Comments
    Gout Drug Caused Tragic Death

    Q. I read with interest your column regarding Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS). My brother was diagnosed with gout and given allopurinol. Within two weeks he had a horrific reaction and was hospitalized…