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Side effects of prescription drugs can outweigh the benefits

Millions of Americans are prescribed some form of drug for various mental and physical conditions and ailments. There is no doubt that many prescription drugs can be life-savers, allowing some people to live more regular, normal lives despite their health condition, whatever it may be. However, many prescription drugs have side effects and, sometimes, those side effects outweigh the benefits that can be gained from taking the medication.

For example, a recent report analyzed the use of prescription stimulants, such as Adderall. As our readers may know, in a general sense, a drug like Adderall is prescribed to help people improve their focus - a so-called "brain boost." Unfortunately, when drugs like this start to get a reputation for this type of benefit, it increases the possibility that the drug may be abused by those who do not have a valid prescription. But, valid prescription or not, sometimes these drugs do not even accomplish their intended purpose, as noted in the recent report.

The report detailed a scientific study which analyzed whether or not these "brain boosting" drugs actually worked in many respects. The results found that while the drugs may in fact boost a person's ability to "get stuff done," the drugs actually do not help with memory retention. And, in fact, the "boosting" may actually be more detrimental to a person's health by disrupting sleep patterns or even making a person's blood pressure worse.

Dangerous drugs are a serious problem and an ongoing topic of conversation in America today. Anyone who believes that they may have been exposed to a dangerous drug with side effects that outweigh the purported benefits may want to consider their potential legal options.

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