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Overprescribed is the podcast raising America's awareness on pharmaceutical medications. We talk about the issues you may not ever hear about while also bringing on guests with different perspectives on what it means to be medicated in the U.S. www.overprescribedpodcast.com
 
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The FDA recently approved a new form of the opioid drug sufentanil, an opioid that has been around for a while in IV (intravenous) form. However, won't this just add to the already hard-to-fight opioid crisis?? Public Citizen, a nonprofit based out of Maryland, weighed in on this and we're talking about their position. Show note links: To review th…
 
This is a continued share/discussion on the new, independent report released last month from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) where they pointed out four adverse drug reactions that stood out from all others in the 2017 FDA data of adverse drug reactions reports received by the FDA. From severe muscle damage to a deadly viral infe…
 
In a new, independent report released last month from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, four adverse drug reactions stand out from all others. From severe muscle damage to a deadly viral infection of the brain, their annual report covers it all and we're talking about it. (This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Tune in next week for part …
 
Have you ever heard of biohacking? Show note links: Today’s show was inspired by this article by Stephanie Marsh from The Guardian. Check it out: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/21/extreme-biohacking-tech-guru-who-spent-250000-trying-to-live-for-ever-serge-faguet ———- Email: talk@overprescribedpodcast.com Twitter: @_overprescribed Enjo…
 
Are U.S. kids in foster care being mis-medicated with psychiatric medications? Show note links: "Many foster kids were drugged without oversight: report" by Nicole Karlis "The U.S. has a long history of drugging distressed kids in its custody" by Erin Schumaker Children's Rights is a child welfare non-profit organization based out of New York and y…
 
We're resurrecting the topic of pharmacogenetics to gather a pharmacist's perspective on what it means and why it's relevant (and going to grow in relevance!) for patients in every part of America. If you listened to episode #3 "What is Pharmacogenetics?" then you will definitely want to tune in to this one. Show note links: Our guest today is Dr. …
 
It was announced this week that one lot (affecting about 46,000 bottles of pills) of Abbott Healthcare's hydrochlorothiazide tablets will be recalled due to a "mis-labeling" issue. That's fine, but what does this mean for U.S. consumers and are drug recalls common? Show note links: Read the FDA's announcement about this hydrochlorothiazide recall. …
 
Is it possible for consumers to improve the experience of pharmacists while also improving the patient and pharmacist relationship ...or do pharmacists just complain too much? We countdown our top 10 most surprising pet peeves of retail pharmacists. -------------------- Show note links: Read pet peeves at Pharmacy Times and search for "pet peeves" …
 
In a major legislative move, the state of New York is doing something that only one other state (Washington) has decided to do, so far, about unused drugs - - and they're going to make drug manufacturers pay for it. Show note links: Do you want to know more about this new law? Read more on the specifics about NY's statewide Drug Take Back Act (Sena…
 
In Episode #11, we're talking about another QuarterWatch report (May 2018) from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, or ISMP. The report touches on the topic of antidepressant effectiveness, a big public health issue related to the popular anti-diarrheal medication Imodium A-D, and the crazy confusion and dispensing errors related to four p…
 
Gout, a type of arthritis, is not only incurable but affects an estimated 8 million people in America. There's a drug on the market right now called febuxostat (brand name: Uloric) that has been used to treat hyperuricemia in patients with gout, but one nonprofit is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to immediately remove it from the mark…
 
We're talking about several things that people should know about new FDA-approved medicines (also called novel medicines) that hit the market for the first time. We're also taking a quick look at 3 recent examples: two new skin cancer drugs for melanoma and 1 new drug that was recently approved to treat smallpox. Show note links: Drugs mentioned in…
 
Did you know that if you're misdiagnosed then there's a very real chance that you'll also receive the wrong medication? It's true and on episode #13, writer, author & patient advocate, Helene Epstein, shares her personal stories of family members who not only received the wrong medication but also experienced issues with being overmedicated. From h…
 
In Episode #12, we're taking a quick moment to speak directly to those who have been harmed by medications. We're also reminding people about World Benzodiazepine Day which happens on July 11. Show note links: We've shared these before (when we talked about benzodiazepines on Episode #6) but sharing again... World Benzodiazepine Day is July 11. Lea…
 
The U.S. population is growing but not nearly as fast as the rate at which prescriptions are being prescribed. Why is this happening and does it represent a statistic worthy of concern? Show note links: Research from The Commonwealth Fund titled "Paying for Prescription Drugs Around the World: Why is the U.S. an Outlier?" CDC annual number of new c…
 
On Episode #9, Psychiatric medication may work for some people but many people have had different experiences or aren't willing to take the chance, given some of the devastating and debilitating side effects that may occur from taking commonly prescribed pharmaceutical medications like Lyrica, Seroquel, Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Latuda, Invega and Pristiq…
 
In Episode #8 host, Mika Pollack, talks about clinicaltrials.gov; a website managed by the federal government that lists both completed and uncompleted clinical trials. The site is well intentioned and is meant to be very helpful for anyone to access, but is it really...and what's happening with the clinical trial results that should be reported on…
 
Dr. Christy Huff is a cardiologist who has her own personal story, as a patient, with a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that is both eye opening, shocking and candid. Listen to what she has to say and find out what she's doing to help millions in order to prevent further injury and devastation from these drugs that are being taken as prescrib…
 
The FDA keeps approving drugs that have been tested on groups of patients that are not really diverse and this is a problem. Listen in and find out why. Show note links: Drug Trials Snapshots page from the FDA's website where you can learn about what these snapshots are about, how to use them, snapshot limitations and sort the table of snapshots to…
 
Have you ever wondered what sort of side effects or adverse drug reactions are being reported to the FDA and how experts may interpret that data? Well, then this is the episode for you. Here we take a report that is probably more accessed by people who work in healthcare vs. the general public (even though it is a publicly accessible report) and di…
 
In Episode 2, we talk about drug labels and the 7 things we think every consumer should know, at a minimum, about their drug labels. Our goal? To inform you, while making you feel more comfortable and empowered to read every drug label you receive from this day forward. Show note links from overprescribedpodcast.com: "Drugs@FDA" - to access Medicat…
 
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