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  • Important Clopidogrel (PLAVIX) Drug Interactions
    (January 2019)
    Read about the many prescription and over-the-counter medications that can interact in dangerous ways with clopidogrel, a widely used anti-platelet drug.
  • Florida Clinic Brazenly Deceives Patients About a Cancer “Treatment”
    (January 2019)
    In his editor’s column, Dr. Michael Carome recounts how a Florida medical clinic deceived patients by falsifying scientific journal citations in its promotion of a now-illegal heart-toxic drug called cesium chloride for treatment of cancer.
  • FDA Warns About Serious Genital Infections With Newest Class of Diabetes Drugs
    (January 2019)
    Learn about a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection in the area of the genitals that has been linked to the diabetes drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, commonly called “flozins.”
  • New Study Links Statins to a Rare Autoimmune Muscle Disorder
    (January 2019)
    In this article, we review new research showing that statins are associated with a potentially disabling autoimmune muscle disorder known as idiopathic inflammatory myositis, a rare disorder that is distinct from the much more common type of muscle injury seen with statins.
  • Review of the Parkinson’s Disease Drug Apomorphine (APOKYN)
    (January 2019)
    Find out about the risks and benefits of apomorphine, an injectable medicine approved by the FDA for treatment of specific symptoms that occur in patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.
  • Question & Answer
    (January 2019)
    In response to a reader’s question about our article “Metformin: First-Choice Drug for Type 2 Diabetes” in the August 2018 issue, we discuss the risk of diarrhea and other adverse gastrointestinal effects that may occur when taking metformin.

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