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.

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Cancer Immunotherapy Takes a Step Forward

Using the body's own defenses against cancerous tumors has been the virtual “Holy Grail” for oncology researchers. One of...

An Old Technology Used to Prevent Brain Damage in Newborns Can Help Cancer Patients Keep Their Hair – But...

One of the emotionally devastating side effects of cancer chemotherapy is hair loss or alopecia. A device that was...

Virtual Reality: a Non-Addictive Alternative to Opioid Pain Medications

It is a concept that has been around for a few years, but with the growth of the nation's...

Loperamide Diarrhea Medication Overdose: Trading One Deadly Addiction For Another?

Last November, paramedics in the Pittsburgh suburb of Fox Chapel were called to the home of 29-year-old Arjun Patel,...

Cannabis Does Not Appear to be a “Gateway Drug”, and Appears Safer than Alcohol

The idea that the use of cannabis leads to the use of hard narcotics and addiction has been around...

A “Bionic” Kidney May Make Dialysis Obsolete Within the Next Eighteen Months – if the Bugs Can be Worked...

Last year, researchers at the University of California San Francisco and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced the development of...

Why Has Pfizer Discontinued Research on Neurodegenerative Diseases?

In January, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced that it would stop all funding for research into neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. In a media statement, a company representative said that the layoff of 300 scientists and the decision to discontinue its “neuroscience discovery and early development efforts” was the...

Canadian Doctors Show the World What a “We” Society Looks Like

This week, several media outlets here and abroad reported that doctors and med students in Quebec are protesting because Canada's National Health Service is offering them pay raises. Over 750 members of a group called Médecins Québécois pour le Régime Public (MQRP) have signed a letter expressing concerns that...

More Studies Confirm Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Abuse

While Trump continues to bluster and make his usual empty “promises” and legislators on Capitol Hill have nothing better to offer than “thoughts and prayers,” states that have made medical cannabis available to their residents are seeing significant reductions in rates of opioid addiction. At the same time, dire...

Surgery Centers: Great for the Bottom Line, but Fatal for Patients

Over the past five decades, as America's for-profit health care system continues to seek ways to minimize costs and maximize profits, same-day “surgery centers” have proliferated. They are great for the corporate bottom line, but are exacting a heavy toll in lives; results of an investigation by Kaiser Health...

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...

A Record Number of FDA Drug Approvals May Lower the Cost of Some Medications

Due in large part to the “21st Century Cures Act,” 2017 has seen the...

Triple-Action Diabetes Medication Promises to Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease, New Study Finds

New research published this month in Brain Research indicates that a type of diabetic...

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...

Attune Knee Replacement Failures and Consequences

A recent study published in the Journal of Knee Surgery reviewed a number of...

“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...