Study Found Isentress (AIDS Drug) Blocks XMRV

A recent study by the University of Utah & Emory University has found that Isentress, Merck's AIDS treatment drug, fights the XMRV virus.  While researchers are still saying that it is way too … [Read more...]

Methylation Protocol Effective Treatment for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

In my previous post, I announced the release of a great new book by Dr. Neil Nathan, On Hope and Healing: For Those Who Have Fallen Through the Medical Cracks.  In this book, Dr. Nathan discusses an … [Read more...]

FDA Limits Acetaminophen/Opioid Combination Dosages

The FDA announced yesterday, 1/13/11, that they were asking manufacturers of prescription acetaminophen and opioid combination medications to 325 mg. per capsule, tablet or dosage unit, whatever may … [Read more...]

FDA Bans Darvocet & Darvon (Propoxyphene) from Market

The FDA removed Darvocet & Darvon from the market on November 19th citing serious heart risk.  The FDA also warns that anyone taking these medications should call their doctor immediately.  … [Read more...]

XMRV-Positive Patients Respond Well to Ampligen Treatment

There was a 40-week trial using the drug Ampligen to treat XMRV-positive tested patients.  Only severely debilitated patients were selected for this study.   Below is an excerpt from ProHealth and the … [Read more...]

FDA Returns Midodrine To Market for Orthostatic Intolerance

Just two weeks ago, the FDA had announced that they would be taking the drug midodrine off the market but now they have backtracked and decided to continue marketing the drug for orthostatic … [Read more...]

Is Anyone Using Medifast?

I have a niece who just became a health coach for Medifast and she was curious if I knew of anyone who uses Medifast.  She has lost 50 lbs. on the program and she said a woman at her meeting who has … [Read more...]

New Formulation For Oxycontin Approved By FDA

The FDA has approved a new forumlation for controlled-released Oxycontin, a powerful pain medication that is typically prescribed severe, chronic pain.   The goal of this new Oxycontin formula is to … [Read more...]

Experimental Stem Cell Transfusion Treatment for ME/CFS

The following article discusses an experimental and groundbreaking treatment by Dr. Paul Cheney that involves stem cells.  It addresses the potential benefits of stem cell transfusions for ME/CFS … [Read more...]

Will Acetaminophen Drugs Be Restricted by the FDA?

  This week an advisory committee voted to ban prescription pain medications Vicodin and Percocet, and to lower the amounts of Acetaminophen in products that we can currently purchase over the … [Read more...]

Still No Decision By FDA On Ampligen for Treating ME/CFS

On May 29th, I posted about the FDA postponing their decision on approving Ampligen as the first FDA approved treatment for ME/CFS.   At that time, I posted that the FDA reported that they needed an … [Read more...]

Ampligen Delayed Again By FDA

The FDA has delayed once again the approval of Ampligen as the first prescription treatment for ME/CFS.  The FDA's decision was supposed to be due on May 25th.  The first approval date was set to be … [Read more...]

FDA Requires Additional Labeling for Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers & Fever Reducers

For immediate release by FDA News FDA Requires Additional Labeling for Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers to Help Consumers Use Products Safely The Food and Drug Administration … [Read more...]

Valerian Improves Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome is a common complaint among ME/CFS patients and recent research has been done to see if Valerian can improve RLS symptoms and sleepiness.  Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum recommends … [Read more...]

ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia: How the Medications Can Become Overwhelming

If you have ever read the popular book by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, From Fatigued to Fantastic, you will see all of the medications, vitamins and supplements that he recommends CFS & Fibromyalgia … [Read more...]