Medical Tests and Treatments That Don’t Work

No Drugs for Mild Hypertension? (Detailed analysis for health care professionals)

Medical Tests and Treatments That Don't Work | April 9, 2015

A Cochrane review of the evidence basis of drugs for mild hypertension (stage 1 hypertension: blood pressure (BP) 140-159 mm Hg/90-99 mm Hg) that I co-authored in 2012 concluded that the scientific evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) does not support drug treatment for mild hypertension. Furthermore, drug related side effects severe enough to discontinue […]

No Drugs for Mild Hypertension? (Summary)

Medical Tests and Treatments That Don't Work |

A Cochrane review of the evidence basis of drugs for mild (stage 1) hypertension (blood pressure (BP) 140-159/90-99 mm Hg) that I co-authored in 2012 concluded that drug treatment for mild hypertension is not evidence-based to benefit patients. Furthermore, drug related side effects severe enough to discontinue treatment occur each year in about 11% of […]

Why Hillary Clinton Should Not Receive Anticoagulants for Venous Thromboses

Medical Tests and Treatments That Don't Work | April 3, 2015

 According to Dr. Lisa Bardack, the personal physician of Hillary Clinton, Ms. Clinton has had 3 episodes of venous thromboses: deep vein thromboses (DVT) 1998 (in a leg) and 2009 (? site) and cerebral venous thromboses (CVT) in 2012.(1) Each time she was presumably treated with heparin or low-molecular-weight heparin and warfarin (Coumadin) according to the […]

Blood Thinning Poses Unnecessary Bleeding Risk for Hillary Clinton

Medical Tests and Treatments That Don't Work | March 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton has had three episodes of venous thromboses (clots in veins): deep vein thromboses in her leg in 1998 and 2009 and thromboses in veins in her brain (cerebral venous thromboses) in 2012. On July 31, 2015, Ms. Clinton’s doctor revealed that Ms. Clinton still takes the blood thinner (anticoagulant drug) Coumadin (warfarin). If her […]

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