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.

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Depressive Disorders

Dr. Cohen has treated depressive disorders for thirty years and founded the Anxiety and Depression Treatment Clinic in 1987. He was one of the first doctors in San Diego to employ modern methods of psychotherapy and medication treatment for depressive patients. Depression is a common, yet serious condition that interferes with normal functioning. It causes […]

The Center for The Prevention of Medication Side Effects

The Center for the Prevention of Medication Side Effects is a new nonprofit organization established to promote consumer and healthcare professional education in order to establish new models and effective strategies for markedly reducing the frequency and severity of medication side effects, a perennial leading cause of death and disability in America and worldwide. The […]

The Magnesium Solution for High Blood Pressure

How to Use Magnesium to Help Prevent & Relieve Hypertension Naturally Magnesium is a key element in maintaining healthy body functioning and one of the few natural substances that has been studied extensively in scientifically studies. From professional and personal experience, I have learned how important magnesium can be for preventing and treating vascular disorders, […]

What You Must Know About Statin Drugs and Their Natural Alternatives

The Precision Method For Reducing Cholesterol and C-Reactive Protein Safely Code of Medical Ethics: “The physician has an ethical obligation to help the patient make choices from among the therapeutic alternatives consistent with good medical practice.” This is what Dr. Cohen’s book offers — and much more. Dr. Cohen’s book is unique in providing you […]


What to Use and Do to Help Lower Your Bad Cholesterol We all know that doctors are addicted to drugs, by which I mean that 95% of doctors prescribe medications first, second, third and so on when it comes to treating medical conditions. This is especially true for the treatment of elevated cholesterol. For most […]

Over Dose;The Case Against the Drug Companies

Reviews PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: “Replete with information supported by recognized and reliable sources, this exposé and health guide should be read by anyone taking prescription medication…. Clear, easy narrative … an invaluable resource for doctors and patients alike.” JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: “Over Dose adds to the growing chorus of criticism and is very […]


Mainstream medicine’s approach to migraines is drugs, but natural remedies can work just as well with few adverse effects. A migraine isn’t just another headache. Migraines can impair functioning and be disabling. The World Health Organization ranks migraines as one of the worst types of pain known to humans. Approximately 25 million adult Americans suffer […]

Levaquin and Cipro Reactions

Cipro and Levaquin are antibiotics, drugs used to fight infections. The fluoroquinolone (FQ) family of antibiotics includes: Avelox (moxifloxacin) Cipro (ciprofloxacin) Factive (gemifloxacin) Floxin (ofloxacin) Levaquin (levofloxacin) Noroxin (norfloxacin) Tequin (gatifloxacin) Levaquin and Cipro are the most famous because they are the best-sellers. FQs are effective for fighting severe, life-threatening infections, but too often they […]

Medication Side Effects and Their Prevention

Many people are concerned about medication side effects. Their concern is warranted since the risk of side effects with many medications is high. In fact, year after year, medication side effects are the #4 leading cause of death in America. More than one million people are hospitalized annually because of reactions to medications. For more […]

Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome: A Letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education & Labor

To: The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Re: Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Syndrome (FTS) Dear Senators: Serious adverse reactions to fluoroquinolone antibiotics (FQs) have been reported in medical journals and to the FDA since the 1980s. Although the FDA has increased the warnings on these drugs (Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, Floxin, Norfolk, Factive), […]