Meridia Lawyer: Meridia Diet Pill Side Effects

Written by Anna Henningsgaard

Followingrepparttar recall of Fen-Phen and Redux in 1999 (two diet drugs that cause heart valve diseases) Meridia was released. Meridia is a diet drug similar torepparttar 149570 ones that were recalled. Likerepparttar 149571 recalled drugs, it releases serotonin intorepparttar 149572 brain to trickrepparttar 149573 patient’s body into feeling full and choosing to eat less. These drugs do not so much remove weight fromrepparttar 149574 body as they do encourage and facilitate a lifestyle involving lower caloric intake.

Meridia is different fromrepparttar 149575 older drugs, however, because its interaction withrepparttar 149576 brain is more localized. While Fen-Phen released serotonin intorepparttar 149577 bloodstream where it flooded and damagedrepparttar 149578 heart, Meridia acts only on localized areas ofrepparttar 149579 brain whererepparttar 149580 serotonin chemical is needed. People taking Meridia or considering Meridia should be aware that Meridia is part of a healthy lifestyle choice, not merely an easy road to diet street.

More serious side effects could be suffered by patients who are taking drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, or MAOI’s. MOAI’s are taken to treat depression, Parkinson’s disease, and other such disorders. Serious, sometimes fatal, reactions can occur if Meridia and monoamine oxidase inhibitors are taken atrepparttar 149581 same time. It is also important not to take Meridian along with other serotonin-regulating drugs. This can cause a rare but serious condition called “serotonin syndrome”, which requires immediate medical attention.

Medical Malpractice Suits: Death By Medicine

Written by Anna Henningsgaard

A recent report has found that Americans are more frightened of dying atrepparttar hands of their doctor than they are of a plane crash. The overwhelming majority of those who participated inrepparttar 149569 survey said that information about malpractice suits and medical errors would berepparttar 149570 single most deciding factor in trusting a healthcare provider. These people must have heard that medical errors cause more deaths inrepparttar 149571 United States every year than car accidents, AIDS, or breast cancer.

In fact, forrepparttar 149572 airline industry to parallel medical errors in mortality rates a 280-person jet would have to crash every day ofrepparttar 149573 year. This would account forrepparttar 149574 over 100,000 people who die annually due to complications in medical care, not to mentionrepparttar 149575 nearly 2 million who are maimed and disabled. This malady is called iatrogenic disease, a disease that is a direct result of medical care. What is causing this epidemic? Many agree thatrepparttar 149576 cause is over-treatment. More medicine is administered than necessary, people are hospitalized unnecessarily, and doctors prescribe drugs instead of healthy lifestyle choices. This is a major problem and it shows no signs of stopping.

Inrepparttar 149577 ten year period between 1983 and 1993repparttar 149578 incidence of death by medical error, or iatrogenic disease, jumped 260% overall and 850% among patience receiving outpatient care. These statistics could only be an indication ofrepparttar 149579 true numbers, because medical error is not often recorded on death certificates. Some people blamerepparttar 149580 increased number of deaths on a greater number of prescriptions, butrepparttar 149581 number of prescriptions issued has increased less than 40% in 10 years, compared withrepparttar 149582 260% increased death rate. Instead, some doctors blame increased usage of anesthesia, especially among those receiving outpatient care.

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