The FDA has a campaign called BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy to raise awareness of the dangers of buying medicines from fake online pharmacies and to provide resources to help US consumers buy safely.
Here is what the FDA highlights in one of their their videos
About buying Medicine online
You may get a fake drug, with the wrong ingredients
Your condition may get worse
You may experience a bad reaction
About learning how to be Safe
Identify signs of a fraudulent pharmacy
Get a prescription
Get to know your online pharmacy and only buy from a legal one
Take medicine as directed
Although there are many legitimate online pharmacies, others aren’t licensed in the United States — and some aren’t pharmacies at all. So while buying prescriptions online can save time and even money, it’s important to be selective about which sites to use. Even though I think it is an important campaign as a DES Daughter victim of the biggest drug scandal, I just find it slightly ironic … Whether you buy online or offline, is taking prescription drugs ever safe? Think twice before taking any prescription drugs and be aware of all the side effects.
DES Daughters are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40 …
The number of UK women under aged 50 diagnosed with breast cancer has topped 10,000 for the first time. While it’s not clear why the rates are rising in this age group, survival rates among women under 50 are improving thanks to research and increased awareness of the disease.
DES Daughters are 82% more likely to develop breast cancer after age 40 … Could the fact that Breast cancer in women under 50 is becoming more common be explained by the fact that the majority of DES Daughters are only reaching their 40’s now … ??? Just wondering?
How the scientific method works, and what to look for when presented with so-called “evidence”
How do we know if a treatment works, or if something causes cancer? Can the claims of homeopaths ever be as true – or as interesting as the improbable research into the placebo effect? Who created the MMR hoax? Do journalists understand science? Why do we seek scientific explanations for social, personal and political problems? Are alternative therapists and the pharmaceutical companies really so different, or do they just use the same old tricks to sell different types of pill? We are obsessed with our health. And yet – from the media’s ‘world-expert microbiologist’ with a mail-order PhD in his garden shed laboratory, via multiple health scares and miracle cures, to the million pound trial that Durham Council now denies ever existed – we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the dodgy science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bulls—, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves.
Ben Goldacre is Britain’s finest writer on the science behind medicine, and Bad Science is the UK Sunday Times top ten bestseller
I did approach my own publishers and four others. The reasons for the rejections were twofold. One was that “they wouldn’t be able to sell ‘issue–led’ novels”. And two, I was told, was the worry of being sued by the drug companies.
Cancer du sein : les filles du Distilbène® sont-elles plus exposées? Oui elles le sont
“Il était naturel pour la Mutualité Française de s’associer de cette manière à une étude de santé publique consacrée aux effets indésirables d’un médicament, un thème sur lequel elle est particulièrement investie.”
explique la Dre Annabel Dunbavand, conseillère médicale à la FNMF, qui rappelle que la santé des femmes fait partie des dossiers prioritaires du mouvement mutualiste pour l’année 2013.
La Mutualité Française soutient l’étude d’une association de défense des victimes du Distilbène®. Cette enquête vise à évaluer le lien entre l’exposition à cette hormone pendant la grossesse et le risque de développer un cancer du sein.
and what you can learn from history with the DES world disaster…
The Exposure of a fetus to BPA – an endocrine disrupterchemical similar to DES – can affect his health during adulthood. What our mothers were exposed to during pregnancy influences the rest of our lives. A study led by Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale, clearly shows that BPA exposure permanently affects sensitivity to estrogen.
We need to better identify the effect of environmental contaminants on not just crude measures such as birth defects, but also their effect in causing more subtle developmental errors, Taylor says.