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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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 crisis. Considering that federal funds...

Want to Improve Your Health? Get a Dog

Medical science is now proving what animal lovers have long known: having a companion pet improves your overall health...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Hemophilia – With Caveats

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche scored a victory this week as the FDA granted its approval for a new treatment...

American College of Cardiology Revises Definition of High Blood Pressure Downward: is it Real, or is This a Ploy...

Prior to last weekend, if your blood pressure was no more than 140/90, you were considered to be okay....

Abililfy Manufacturers Are Off the Hook in Whistleblower Lawsuit

A six-year legal battle has finally ended for drugmakers Bristol-Meyer Squibb (BMS) and Otsuka as a judicial panel recently...

Could a Form of Electromagnetic Therapy Replace Antidepressant Medications?

This could be bad news for Big Pharma, for which sales of antidepressant medications bring in billions of dollars...

Viberzi Maker Allergan is a “Well Known Professional Litigant” – and a Corporate Bully

If any “corporate person” could be labeled a bully and a miscreant (and there are many contenders for those titles), it would be Allergan. This global pharmaceutical behemoth has employed the tactic of tax inversion in order to avoid contributing to the welfare of the nation, and engaged in...

Two More Knee Replacement Products Join the Medical Device Hall of Shame

Only weeks after revelations about DePuy's defective Attune Knee System, two more prosthetic knee replacements are in the news because of design flaws and resultant device failures. Furthermore, these devices have the same issues. Specifically, the surface of a key component is unable to hold an adhesive bond, resulting...

No, Baking Soda Will Not Prevent Nor Cure Cancer – But It May Help Stop it From Spreading

In recent years, there have been stories going around about the “baking soda miracle” and how taking bicarbonate of soda and eating an alkaline diet can prevent cancer. Unfortunately, this has turned out to be more pseudo-science with little basis in fact. The “fact” is that cancer does thrive...

The Unusual Mushroom Called “Lion’s Mane” Might Have True Medical Benefits

A little fungus known to science as hericium erinaceus – and more popularly as the “lion's mane” mushroom – appears to have some amazing properties that could provide an attractive substitute for overpriced and over-prescribed medications, many of which are of dubious efficacy and even can cause dangerous side...

New Study Shows That Xarelto is No Better Than Aspirin for Preventing Secondary Stroke

A recent clinical study intended to demonstrate the superiority of Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to aspirin in the prevention of secondary...

Johnson & Johnson Moves Ahead in Seeking Approval For Expanded Use of Invokana

Despite the demonstrated links between lower limb amputations, kidney failure, osteoporosis and acute pancreatitis, Johnson & Johnson has followed...

As Dicamba Divides Communities and States Continue to Restrict Dicamba Use, Monsanto is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

As the state of Indiana joins Arkansas and other states in restricting the use...

Anti-Psychotic Medications: There Are Healthier, Less Risky Alternatives

It is no secret that Americans are the most over-medicated people on the planet...

Did Johnson & Johnson Know Its Talcum Powder Contained Asbestos Forty Years Ago?

Amid the ongoing controversy over whether the talc in Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder...

“Exponential Growth” Expected for the Antipsychotic Market; Meanwhile, Skilled Nursing Reduces Need for Such Drugs

A recent report from Allied Market Research has provided some news that is giving...

FDA Announces Plans to Rein in Drug Prices – Will They Work?

The subject of price gouging by Big Pharma has become such a hot-button issue...