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Why Do You Choose to Take Down Tobacco?

The nation is building a power wall—and you are invited to help build it.Today, March 18, 2020, is National Take Down Tobacco Day of Action. Around the world people from every walk of life will rally in a fight for the first tobacco-free generation.  The...

Revlon Named in Mesothelioma Lawsuit for Talcum Powder Product Jean Nate

For years, Johnson & Johnson has occupied the spotlight on talc mesothelioma lawsuits. Now, the mega-corporation shares some of this public attention with cosmetics industry giant Revlon.On February 25, 2020, Laura and Edward McDaniel filed a lawsuit in which they claim that Mrs. McDaniel’s father’s employment...

Millions of Reports on Medical Device Malfunctions and Injuries Discovered in Hidden FDA Database

Any time a manufacturer learns that its medical device caused or contributed to a severe injury or death, the device manufacturer must report the event and the underlying problem to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). It’s the law—and it’s been the law since August 14, 2015.

Juul’s Massive “Influence Campaign” Includes Hefty Campaign Donations

The country’s largest electronic-cigarette company, Juul Labs, says it’s trying to earn “the trust of society.”The stated motive, however you interpret it, explains Juul’s aggressive outreach to various state attorneys general, as exposed by the Associated Press (AP) on Monday, March 9, 2020.

How a Small, Independent Pharmacy in Connecticut is Alerting Americans to Dangerous Prescription Drugs

Like other pharmacies, Valisure is in operation to turn a profit. It purchases medications from wholesale operations, adds a...

What Has Caused the Shortage of Shingrix – the Shingles Vaccine?

Shortly after the FDA granted approval for Shingrix in 2017, the Centers for Disease Control recommended it over the...

Knee Replacement Surgery Doesn’t Help in 20 Percent of Cases – Why is it Being Done so Often?

Between 1999 and 2008, the number of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for patients with arthritis went up by...

FDA Recommends Black Box Warning on Breast Implants

This month, the FDA published recommendations that a “black box” warning be added to package labels for saline and...

After Decades of Denial, J&J Recalls Baby Powder Because of Asbestos

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently discovered asbestos fibers after testing a...

Hernia Mesh Infections: is it the Materials or Something Else?

One of the problems reported with hernia mesh has to do with the...

Losartan Recall Expanded

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded its recall of angiotensin II...

FDA Says Cancer Risk From Contaminated ARBs Lower Than Previously Thought

In a statement published on August 28th, the FDA says that the cancer...

Talc Cancer Risk Spreads to Popular Cosmetics

As Johnson & Johnson continues to fight allegations that the talc in its...

“It’s Deja Vu All Over Again” – Is the History of Big Tobacco Repeating With e-Cigarettes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, “vaping” among teenagers nearly doubled between...

FDA Orders Flavored “Vape Juices” Pulled From the Market

As part of its efforts to prevent underage youth from using e-cigarette...

The (Literally) Dirty Little Secret About Duodenoscopes

The duodenoscope is a very handy invention which allows physicians to see “inside”...

How Common Are Hernia Mesh Complications?

Despite the number of horror stories of hernia patients who have suffered debilitating...

Scientists Discover the Possible Cause of Talc-Related Ovarian Cancer

A study recently published in the journal Reproductive Sciences has found the possible mechanism...