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Dr. Mercola – The Link Between Birth Control Pills and Depression

Birth control pills are the most popular form of contraception among U.S. women. They’re taken by 16 percent of this population, while just over 7 percent use long-acting reversible forms of contraception, such as a hormonal intrauterine device or implant. What these pills, devices and implants have in common is that they’re forms of hormonal birth control — that is, …

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Toni Nagy – Female Viagra? Great! But It Might Not Be What Women Really Need

Get ready ladies: as of October 17, female Viagra will invade your pharmacy’s shelves. The FDA has approved a new drug, Addyi, which is manufactured by none other than Sprout pharmaceuticals. Isn’t that the cutest company name ever? Heart hands! The invention of this drug is being treated as a feminist victory. The rhetoric is that men have many drug options …

Big Pharma Promises Men Endless Youth With Drug That May Cause Clots, Heart Problems, Suicide By Martha Rosenberg

Recently, an editorial in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society cited “disease-mongering” of testosterone to men for conditions for which it is not approved. Increasingly low libido, obesity and other age-related changes are attributed to “Low T” or low testosterone. This spring, I interviewed a coauthor of the editorial, Thomas Perls, a professor of medicine and director of the New England …