Monthly Archives: June 2014


Topical Painkillers for Baby’s Teething Woes May Cause Serious Harm


By David Mittleman Viscous Lidocaine Not Safe for Baby's Teething Pain Doctors shouldn't prescribe the topical painkiller viscous lidocaine 2% for baby's suffering from teething pain, according to the FDA. The agency recently released a statement warning parents and doctors alike that topical painkillers for teething babies are ineffective and can cause serious harm, including [...]

FDA Warns of Adverse Reactions from OTC Acne Treatments


By David Mittleman Common OTC Acne Treatments Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions Salicylic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide are the two of the most common acne treatments on the market, and have been for approximately the past 40 years. If you've been through your teenage years and suffered from some bit of acne, you've likely used [...]

Doctors Aren’t Immune to Drug Addiction


By David Mittleman Is Your Doctor Stoned? Before you say no to this question, you might want to check out a recent government report that found that at least 100,000 or 1 in 10 doctors currently working are found to perform medical procedures while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some of the most [...]

Seven Dangerous Food and Drug Combinations


By David Mittleman Beware Combining These Drugs and Foods You might not realize that some of your prescription and OTC drugs make interact in dangerous ways with some foods. It's true though, and it's important to stay informed so that you don't make the mistake of taking the drug with a food that will inhibit [...]

Homeless Teen Graduates as High School Valedictorian


By David Mittleman Homeless Teen Graduates High School as Valedictorian Griffin Furlong has had a difficult life. After his mother died when he was just 6 from Leukemia, he, his father, and his brother faced a series of hardships that left them homeless and lived in a series of shelters and rental homes to survive. [...]