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 lawsuits. 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.

CURRENT NEWS

A Possible Cancer Vaccine Is On The Horizon

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine recently announced the results of a study in which they were...

The Flu Pandemic of 1918: Could it Happen Again?

One hundred years ago, the major powers of Europe were still locked what was then known as the “Great...

New Hope for Alzheimer’s Victims: A “Brain Pacemaker”

A research team at Ohio State University's Wexler Medical Center reports promising results in a recent study on slowing...

U.K. Research Finds Connection Between IBS and Vitamin D Deficiency

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a serious condition that, while not necessarily being life-threatening, can seriously reduce one's quality...

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...

Florida Biotech Company NextSource Rebrands a 40-Year Old Life-Saving Cancer Drug, Then Raises the Cost by 1400%

In September, cancer patient Gary Gratzer's physician prescribed a medication known as lomustine. This drug, developed over four decades ago, is normally administered after a patient has undergone surgery or radiation therapy for a brain tumor. However, when the Gratzer family was told that their out-of-pocket cost was going...

Can Lung Damage Caused by Years of Smoking Be Reversed by Diet? A New Study Says Yes

Ex-smokers face a considerable challenge, even when they manage to kick the nicotine habit. Damage to the lungs caused by years of tobacco use can take just as many years – or more – to heal. The good news is that a diet rich in fruits such as apples...

Worried About Dementia? Start Chowing Down on Salad Greens

Dark, leafy greens such as kale and spinach have long been recognized as “superfoods.” High in fiber and packed with nutrients that include vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, and magnesium, as well as lutein and beta-carotene. A daily serving of leafy greens can help prevent cancer and diabetes, preserve...

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 it the “most important discovery in half a century.”Ketamine, more commonly known as “Special K” or simply “K” among youthful nightclub denizens, is yet another legitimate prescription medication that is...

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,...

Another Fox to Guard the Henhouse: Meet HHS Nominee Alex Azar

Back in October, Donald “I'm Gonna to Drain the Swamp” Trump used his favorite metaphor, stating that “Drug companies,...

Yet Another Doctor Weighs In: Fat is Not the Enemy (But Sugar Is)

For several years, a number of prominent doctors and dieticians have been pushing back...

Scientists Discover Another Long-Term Consequence of Excessive Antibiotic Use

The rise in antibiotic-resistant infections caused by “superbugs” has been widely reported in recent...

Light Therapy and Bipolar Disorder – Will it Work?

Phototherapy – better known as “light therapy” – has long been used for treating...

“Avatar Therapy” – Another Non-Drug Treatment for Schizophrenia

Big Pharma may not like the results of a study that came out of...

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....