Your independent, respected source for information about medications and natural therapies.

Medication side effects are the #4 leading cause of death in the U.S. annually (JAMA 1998). Yet, few people receive adequate information when medication is prescribed. This website is dedicated to providing information to help you and your doctor make informed, intelligent choices about medications and natural alternatives to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of treatment. Note: This website is free of drug company or government influence. Jay S. Cohen M.D.

Dr. Jay S. Cohen, M.D.


Treatment Without Harm: What You Need to Know About Medicines and Their Use?

Few people think about how the medicine “works” when they take a pill for a particular ailment. Even worse, when a drug is not prescribed by a doctor and you practice self-medication, improper use of drugs and the drug resistance can become global problems that can lead to the fact that the drugs will no […]


NEW TESTS, NEW TREATMENTS, BETTER OPTIONS A Step-by-Step Guide to Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Tests and 12 Medically-Proven Treatments A quiet revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer is underway, but many doctors and most men diagnosed with prostate cancer have not heard about it. Instead, today men are quickly dispatched for aggressive treatment such […]

Lipitor, Crestor, and Other Statin Medications

Dr. Jay Cohen is a nationally respected authority on a wide range of medications including statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, Pravachol, Mevacor, Lescol). He has spoken at medical conferences and at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the use of statin drugs in America today. He is the author of What You Must Know […]

Natural Therapies

Dr. Cohen’s interest in natural therapies began early in his career. During President Nixon’s historic visit to China, a famous reporter, James Reston, developed appendicitis. The Chinese doctors used acupuncture anesthesia, and acupuncture became an overnight sensation in the United States. Soon after, Dr. Cohen was appointed as the Medical Director of the Acupuncture Research […]

Highly Effective Natural Therapies for Migraine Headaches

If you go to your doctor for your migraine headaches, she will most likely prescribe a prescription drug. Anti-migraine drugs such as Topamax, Depakote or Inderal can lower migraine frequency by about 50 percent in about 50 percent of migraine sufferers. Yet, so can a dozen natural therapies. So, which would you choose: a prescription […]

The Truth About Crestor: Is Crestor Dangerous and If So, Why?

The Intensive Marketing of This New, Super-Strong, Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drug Raises Questions and Concerns. Are Crestor Users in Jeopardy? Is Crestor Especially Dangerous for Asians? Who Should Take Crestor and When? A Lower, Safer Approach That Most Doctors and Patients Don’t Know About . What is Crestor and What Is the Problem? Crestor is the […]

Prevent Heart Disease without Drugs

This page is coming soon. Please check back with us. View all of Dr. Cohen’s medical articles, consumer publications, and presentations.   NOTE TO READERS: The purpose of this E-Letter is solely informational and educational. The information herein should not be considered to be a substitute for the direct medical advice of your doctor, nor […]

Dr. Cohen’s Work as an Expert Witness

Dr. Cohen is available for consultation on cases of merit within his areas of expertise for defense or plaintiff attorneys. Dr. Cohen is a nationally recognized expert on medications and side effects. Because of his research and writings, Dr. Cohen’s work has received extensive coverage by the national media. Dr. Cohen has presented at major […]


DR. COHEN’S WORK IN FORENSICS With the publication of Dr. Cohen’s books, and medical journal and consumer articles, Dr. Cohen has frequently been asked to provide his expert opinion on litigation involving harm due to medications or to questionable medical care. Dr. Cohen’s areas of forensic expertise include: Adverse drug reactions, adverse drug events Medical […]


Erythromelalgia is treatable! Treatment must be individualized because different people respond to different remedies. Some people require one remedy, others need a combination. With persistence, treatment can be effective in the majority of cases. Erythromelalgia (EM) is a rare disorder characterized by excessive blood flow to the hands and/or feet, ears or face, causing redness, […]