New Website Worthwhile to Check Out to Research Personal Experiences with Medicines

first-life-researchI am excited about a new searchable medical database called:  They offer objective patient reports by putting patient experiences at your fingertips.  They identify, map, organize and analyze all medical user-generated content that is available online.  They then use their magic to convert these patient reports into actionable insights about medications.  They have indexed 600 million posts, covering well over 85,000 drug brands, giving you every aspect of medication use.

Unfortunately we are not being protected by our FDA when it comes to pharmaceutical meds, because those companies are not spending enough testing time, nor using the adequate amounts of test groups on people to be sure they are safe enough.  How often are we reading about recalls on medicines after a time, or talking to people who suffer from so many uncomfortable side effects from what they are taking.  Why should this be?  Its the selfishness of the money making big pharma companies who care more about profits than people’s health!

Well, this website, is a resource that the public needs to refer online patient communities to gain knowledge about the real-life experiences of people who talk about their sickness and medicine experiences.  It gets too confusing when we go on-line and search for some specific information on a medicine and it comes up with a few hundred choices to read!  This website has overcome this hurdle, by making the language understandable and the user-generated content both searchable and easy to attain.

All of this vital information makes the drug-related decision process much easier for you!  Its empowering to make the right choices for your health, even if you are prescribed something by your trusted physician.  Your doctor thinks she/he is doing the right thing of course, but everyone’s body chemistry is so different.  It doesn’t make sense that a certain medicine would be right for a man who is 6 foot 5 and a woman who is 5 feet tall, and yet they may be taking the same milligram dosage amount.  That happens all the time, right?  That could be part of the reason medicines could give unwanted side-effects.  We don’t receive medicines based on body weight or composition most of the time.  I know that if I get a sinus infection and my husband gets a sinus infection, we will both be prescribed the same anti-biotic at the same dose.! turns all drug related user-generated content into actionable insights including: drug withdrawal, interactions, effectiveness, side effects, comparisons or drug switching.

I’m going to be recommending this resource to everyone I know and I hope you will too.

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  1. Thank you so much for this information; I need to access this site as I am having serious issues with my medications, and I am not taking many at all.

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