Breast Cancer and Medication

Many years ago a study came out linking increased use of antibiotics to an increased rate of breast cancer.  That study considered cumulative use of all antibiotics, not one specific antibiotic, thus suggesting a range of possible causes.  There was insufficient evidence to prove that the antibiotics caused the breast cancers or even certainly made women […]

No Benefit Without Risk – Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Tylenol

Many medications are available only by prescription (unless you own a computer or travel to another country).  That is because of the risks that accompany their use. When drugs become available we tend to believe that availability is some sort of certification that they are safe, and weak compared to prescription meds. Not true. Recent […]

Autism and Immunizations

The widely disseminated comments of many organizations and authorities would lead one to believe that any possible linkage between vaccination and autism has been entirely disproven.  That is not so.  The theory that there might be a connection is biologically plausible.  One of the most consistent biological abnormalities among children with autism is their limited […]

Violent Adverse Drug Reactions

Most of my patients are concerned about adverse effects of prescription medications. My own skeptical attitude on this and other issues underlies my approach to patient care, and has done so for as long as I have been practicing medicine. Prescription medications can be life saving, but for many reasons, they can also cause problems. […]