By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2021 14 Comments
    How Do You Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Aspir…

    Aspirin has been around over 100 years. It is one of the most versatile drugs in the pharmacy. It relieves pain, lowers fever and reduces inflammation. In addition, it has anti-platelet activity that …

    By: Joe Graedon March 2, 2020 6 Comments
    Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP Injections Helped Reso…

    Have you ever heard of platelet-rich plasma? Most people have not. PRP injections have been around since about 2000. They were initially used during dental surgery. More recently, PRP injections have …

    By: Joe Graedon September 30, 2019 8 Comments
    Did FQ Antibiotic Levaquin Lead to Heart Valve D…

    We know you are getting tired of reading about fluoroquinolone – FQ antibiotic side effects. We are getting exasperated writing about this topic. There is a likely new adverse reaction to add to the…

    By: Joe Graedon September 19, 2019 20 Comments
    Do Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Damage Heart Valv…

    We have been tracking a tale of woe and intrigue with fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotics for more than 25 years. One reader reported hallucinations and a terrible skin rash after taking ofloxacin (Floxi…

    By: Joe Graedon September 12, 2016 25 Comments
    How Could A Cortisone Shot Make Tennis Elbow Wor…

    Many physicians and patients think a cortisone shot is a magic bullet when it comes to things like tennis elbow. Such corticosteroid injections can produce quick pain relief, but their long-term ben…

    By: Joe Graedon April 23, 2015 3 Comments
    Stretching Fails to Prevent Tendon Injury

    Athletes and weekend warriors alike are often devoted to stretching prior to exercise. It seems logical that stretching might loosen the tendons and make them less susceptible to a tear or strain. A n…

    By: Terry Graedon February 17, 2014 32 Comments
    How Long Do Drug Side Effects Last? For Some, Pe…

    When most physicians prescribe medications, they may not realize they could be in danger of violating the Hippocratic principle to first do no harm. That's because virtually every drug has the potenti…

    By: Joe Graedon January 30, 2014 452 Comments
    Levaquin (Levofloxacin) Side Effects Leave Long-…

    Antibiotics are magical. Americans think of such drugs as miracle medicines. It all stems from the discovery of penicillin. Here was a drug that changed history. People who would have normally died fr…

    By: Joe Graedon August 24, 2007 222 Comments
    Levaquin Leads to Achilles Tendon Problems

    Q. Is there anyone collecting and disseminating information on personal experiences with Achilles tendonitis caused by the antibiotic Levaquin? I have had this problem in both legs for several weeks a…