Of course we all know that all medicines have risks and the drug companies have to list every possible reaction or interaction. This can be scarey to anyone that reads all this information, but in most cases the serious reactions are rare.
Hopefully patients are being more proactive in their care and questioning all aspects of treatment with their doctors before starting anything new.
Tks again, Babs
Indeed you are correct. People really do need to educate themselves about
their illnesses and treatments, and not rely on media hype
for their information. The media is a business, and that business is selling advertising
. They do that by sensationalizing stories to get us all excited.
Look at the stir that was created
with Viox and Celebrex (the FDA is getting to be just like the media) and now they are backpedaling and saying things are not quite as bad as everyone thought.
Sure, a lot of drugs have possible
serious side effects but, we need to weigh whether the benefits are greater than the risks.