Category: Pharmaceuticals

Prescription Drugs

Generic Drugs: Are they different?

Standards in place for generic drugs should give consumers confidence that these products are just as effective as their brand-name equivalent.

/ May 23, 2024

Binders, fillers and more? What’s all that other stuff in my medicine?

Non-medicinal products in your medicine are there for a reason.

/ May 9, 2024
EDTA structure. Chelation

We finally learn from TACT2 what we should have known two decades ago: Chelation therapy doesn’t work for heart disease

At SBM, we've long argued that chelation therapy for heart disease is quackery. An abstract presented recently finally confirmed that. Why did it take so long?

/ April 29, 2024
Wall of Supplements

SARMs Harms

Selective androgen receptor (SARMs) are sports supplements marketed to teens via social media influencers.

/ April 11, 2024
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AI for prescription drug information: Not yet useful for health care – but it’s coming

ChatGPT may not replace a health care professional's assessment yet, but its capabilities are growing.

/ March 28, 2024

Adios Aduhelm

The controversial and never-proven-effective drug to treat Alzheimer's disease, aducanumab (Aduhelm) has been discontinued.

/ February 15, 2024

First CRISPR Treatment Approval

The first CRISPR-based therapy approval is a milestone worthy of noting.

/ November 22, 2023

Decongestant doesn’t work, concludes FDA advisory committee

An FDA advisory committee has concluded that phenylephrine, a popular decongestant in cough and cold remedies, is ineffective.

/ September 28, 2023

The (Cold) Drugs Don’t Work

The FDA continues to permit the inclusion of an ineffective ingredient in hundreds of cough and cold products.

/ March 30, 2023

How the “Don’t take this medication with grapefruit juice” warning originated

How a chance discovery by one scientist improved the safety of consumers worldwide.

/ September 29, 2022