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The perils pain killers

This article discusses the serious problem of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic abuse; questions why this is predominantly a women’s problem, causes kidney damage, critically explores the role of advertising and big business in women’s increased consumption of OTC’s.



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Published: 1980
Ask your mother

This article shares the story of Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES, a drug introduced in the forties to prevent miscarriage. Identifies harmful effects on daughters and sons of women who took this drug.

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Published: 1983

This site claims to “provide free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent advice on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.” It is funded by the Drugsite Trust which is “a privately held Trust administered by two New Zealand Pharmacists.” You will see ad banners. One useful function on this site is a “pill identification” ability.

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