Welcome to Drug Safety News. It's our goal to provide you current news stories and videos regarding various prescription drugs and medical devices that have been the subject of recalls and/or national litigation. Just because a prescription drug or medical device is discussed below does not mean it's causing you harm. It simply means that safety issues have been raised.

You should not stop using your medication or device simply because it's written about. Instead, you should click on the story, and become informed of the potential issues. If you have concerns after reading the information, then you should consult your physician, and determine the proper medical course for you.

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Gaming Industry Lobby Goes on the Attack Over WHO Classification of “Gaming Disorder”

Considering that the global games market is a multi-billion dollar industry, reaction to the World Health Organization's recent classification...

Attune Knee Replacement Failures and Consequences

A recent study published in the Journal of Knee Surgery reviewed a number of reports submitted to the FDA's...

“Gaming Disorder”: Is it a Form of Mental Illness, or a Symptom of Something Else?

Starting in 2018, the World Health Organization will include “gaming disorder” in its list of mental illnesses. This has...

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements May Not Help Seniors Avoid Brittle Bones, Says One Study – But a Prominent...

A study from China published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that older adults...

Popular “Party Drug” May Be an Effective Treatment for Depression

A common “party drug” may hold the key to treating certain types of depression – and researchers are calling...

Impending FDA Crackdown Raises The Question: Are Homeopathic Remedies “Safe”?

Last year, Hyland's Homeopathic and CVS Pharmacy were targeted in lawsuits over a product intended to relieve teething pain...

Starving “Superbugs” May Offer a Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

Overuse of antibiotics over the past several decades has led to the evolution of drug-resistant “superbugs,” which has serious consequences for human health in the coming years. A report from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that antibiotic-resistant pathogens are responsible for 23,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. If...

Study Links Canola Oil Consumption With Alzheimer’s

Canola, a vegetable oil that has long been touted as a healthier alternative for cooking and salad dressings, may not be as healthy as people think. A new study published in the current issue of Nature has found a link between consumption of canola oil and dementia.Canola is made...

Racial Disparity in Health Care: A Legacy of America’s Tragic History of Slavery

A 1995 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) indicated that at that time African-American women were more than three times more likely to die in childbirth than their white counterparts. That figure has not changed significantly since then. Even today, black infants are more than twice as...

CBD is Not Psychoactive and Has Many Therapeutic Benefits – So Why is Indiana Determined to Keep it Illegal?

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds found in the marijuana plant, does not make users “high.” It has, however, been shown to have many medical benefits. A number of laboratory studies and human clinical trials have demonstrated its effectiveness as a replacement for dangerous neuroleptic (antipsychotic) drugs.It provides effective...

Big Pharma’s Price Gouging – it’s Not Just in the U.S.

Price gouging – charging obscene markups on life-saving medications affects more than just U.S. health care consumers, even though...

Taking Zostavax For Shingles? The CDC Says You Should Take Something Different

Earlier this year, plaintiffs who took a vaccine for shingles, known as Zostavax, began filing lawsuits against drug manufacturer...

Annual Cost of Opioid Addiction to the U.S. Economy: Half a Trillion Dollars

Late in October, Trump finally decided to acknowledge the seriousness of America's opioid addiction...

Want to Improve Your Health? Get a Dog

Medical science is now proving what animal lovers have long known: having a companion...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Hemophilia – With Caveats

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche scored a victory this week as the FDA granted its...

2018 National Defense Authorization Act Allows Defense Department to Sidestep the FDA – Is This a Good Idea?

Over the Veteran's Day weekend, Congress was busy finalizing the National Defense Authorization Act...