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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Public Health

Mission: The mission of MedShadow Foundation is to help people understand the risks and benefits of medicines.

Results: Through a combination of features, news and blogs, we allow patients to weigh the pros and cons of the drugs they are prescribed and allow them to have more comprehensive discussions with their health care provider or pharmacists. We do not accept support from pharmaceutical companies or medical device manufacturers.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 3,787,638 readers in 2017

Programs: We provide evidence-based, straightforward information to help people better understand the risks and benefits of the medicines they are taking or may be prescribed.

Community Stories

35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Karen452

Client Served

Rating: 5

I consistently rely on Medshadow, Inc for information about prescriptions that I am researching for my elderly parents' care and for myself. I am a DES Daughter, exposed to DES in utero. Having been medically negatively impacted by this exposure, which was a "medication" prescribed and taken by my mother while she was pregnant with me, by an Army doctor; I am very skeptical about any medication and its risks vs. its benefits. Medshadow is my "Go to" to get information about medications, environmental toxins, etc. The website is up to date and full of helpful information. It helps me make decisions on whether or not a medication's risks is really worth its presumed benefits. It opens conversation between me and my healthcare providers and those of my parents. Thank you, Medshadow!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Among the many newsletters that flood my in box each week, the one that I never fail to open is MedShadow. The editors have an uncanny ability to target the issues I am thinking about (aging parents, GERD, SADD...whatever) and provide concise and balanced reviews of the latest thinking on the topic at hand. I have forwarded the newsletter on to many friends and family members, all of whom also appreciate the work that is being done.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I use Med Shadow Foundation for finding the side effects of vitamins and supplements. I am confident in their reports due to the extensive research that is done on the vitamins and supplements. I'm disappointed the side effect information is not on the packages we buy. Manufactures need to be transparent in the side effects on the bottles. Thank you MedShadow Foundation for trying to keep use all safe and informed!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have taken meds for GERD for years not fully understanding what the side effects or long term effects of those meds. MedShadow has become a critical resource for me. The site is overflowing with information on the side effects of medicine, all kinds of medicine. It has literally opened my eyes and helped me to better understand how the medicines I take are affecting me on a deeper level. As a result, I'm now working toward living a healthier lifestyle and getting off of those medications.

2 kramarpie

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Easy to find info. Clear and to the point. Includes medication and supplement information.
Importantly, reviews the interaction between drugs and supplements. A "GO TO" site.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ms. Robotti and her dedicated team at MedShadow are doing some amazing and critically important work that benefits everyone.

They are delivering an objective focus on critical areas of the pharmaceutical world that NO ONE ELSE is doing. I'm sure the majority of individuals either currently take a prescription drug or have in the very recent past.

Yet, I'm even more certain that the percentage of those individuals who have made the time to EVEN TRY TO find the types of critical information that the team at MedShadow present in a clear, concise and accurate fashion is a fraction of those actually taking the medicines.

Personally, as someone with both ADHD and a diagnosis for Bi-Polar, I have significantly benefited twice within the last six months, from the specific, comprehensive and easy to understand information presented by the MedShadow Foundation.

I have no doubt that any philanthropic funds invested into their work will provide society at-large and hundreds (if not thousands) of individuals with vital the information that can make a significant, timely and permanent positive impact in their health and lives.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found such helpful information on probiotics - views we hadn't thought about. It was good for us to learn this because we are working with a one month old. Thank you!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Medshadow is a great resource for people looking to inform themselves about the side effects of medications they are prescribed or loved ones take. The tone is approachable, but you can have faith that everything is research-backed!

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello,
I found this site via a search on the internet. MedShadow proves to contain the information I need to address my concerns in a manner that is not complicated with "over the hill" medical terminology.

I love the website and feel that it is up to date and reliable. My family, friends and everyone whom I communicate with that needs information of this nature will be recommended to view MEDShadow's website.

E. L. I.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really enjoy reading the articles and blogs that MedShadow features. They have a nice way of covering various and timely meds -- I like to stay up to date on medical news, especially since several members of my family take a number of pills for a number of different ailments, and MedShadow is good about providing unbiased information.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I find MedShadows articles extremely helpful. I'm so glad someone is finally doing what MedShadow is. It's about time someone gave the people consistent and reliable information about pharmaceuticals and their long term side effects.