University of California San Diego

4 common antipsychotic drugs found to lack safety and effectiveness in older adults: aripiprazole (Abilify), olanzapine (Zyprexa), quetiapine (Seroquel), and risperidone (Risperdal)

Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego In older adults, antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed off-label for a number of disorders outside of their Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indications – schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The… Read More ›

First comprehensive paper on statins’ adverse effects released: Benefits have not been found to exceed their risks in those over 70 or 75 years old, even those with heart disease

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Debra Kain ddkain@ucsd.edu 619-543-6163 University of California – San Diego Provides evidence for reported side effects including muscle and cognitive problems A paper co-authored by Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at… Read More ›

BPA’s Real Threat May Be After It Has Metabolized: Chemical Found in Many Plastics Linked to Multiple Health Threats: “MBP has a 100-fold to 1,000-fold stronger bond to the estrogen receptor than BPA”

Contacts between the ends (red) of estradiol and the estrogen receptor are critical for biological activity. BPA is too short to have both contacts; MBP is longer and can mimic the sex hormone estradiol in the estrogen receptor. (Credit: Image… Read More ›