Prescription Medicine

Serious Drug Interaction Discovered: Ceftriaxone/Rocephin and Lansoprazole/Prevacid

A recent article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on October 11, 2016 reveals concurrent use of Lansoprazole (brand name Prevacid), a proton-pump inhibitor, and ), a cephalosporin antibiotic, may increase the risk of acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS), a life-threatening arrhythmia.

The author notes that “QT-DDI’s (QT drug-drug interactions) are not routinely evaluated pre-clinically and can go undiscovered […]

Acupuncture vs. Morphine for Pain Relief in the ER: Study Shows Acupuncture as Best Choice

Results showed that “in patients with acute pain presenting to the ED, acupuncture was associated with more effective and faster analgesia with better tolerance.” In light of the current opioid epidemic in the US, this is great news – a safe, fast and effective alternative for pain management!

Published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine: Acupuncture versus intravenous morphine […]

Ask Your Doctor if This Ad Is Right for You

The Marketing of Pricey Prescription Medicine –
How advertising promotes expensive drugs and treatments you may not need:

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