Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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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.

Taxotere Cases Moving Forward in New Jersey This Week

A total of 353 Taxotere lawsuits that were consolidated into multi-county litigation in New Jersey Superior Court this past August will be moving forward after a conference scheduled for this upcoming Thursday, October 4th.  The conference was scheduled in an order issued a week after the application for centralization...

Proton Pump Inhibitors – Causing the Same Problem They Were Designed to Prevent (and More)

A study that came out in April has added to the long list of health dangers that have been attributed to the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs).  A Swedish study published in Cancer Epidemiology found a strong association between PPI use and an elevated risk of esophageal...

Iron-Based Contrast Agent in MRIs is 100% More Effective Than Gadolinium – and Far Less Toxic

A group of scientists at Rice University has devised a way to use iron in MRI contrast agents that are less toxic than gadolinium – and work twice as well.The process, described in a recent report published in ACS Nano, involves the insertion of ferrous molecules into nanoparticles known...

Popular Hernia Mesh Product Incompatible With Human Tissue

A new lawsuit claims that one of the most profitable forms of hernia mesh is 100% incompatible with human tissue, causing irreparable harm to consumers. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this issue.Transcript:Mike Papantonio: The stories we cover are stories that you can't find in corporate...

Bayer Paid Doctors To Push Their Birth Control Device Essure

America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins talk about how Bayer paid doctors millions to utilize the questionable birth...

Deadline for Abilify Makers Less Than a Month Away

As of April of 2018, the were over 800 lawsuits pending against Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and its U.S. partner, Bristol-Meyer...

The US For-Profit Healthcare System Ranks DEAD LAST In Performance

According to a new report, the United States’ healthcare system ranks last among those of other industrialized nations in...

Popular Heart Medication Valsartan Recalled For Containing Cancer-Causing Chemical

Popular brands of blood pressure and heart medications containing Valsartan have been recalled due to the fact that the...

This Bill Would Help Us Afford Prescription Drugs

RJ Eskow is joined by Steven Knievel, an advocate for Public Citizen's Access to...

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Stop Drugging Immigrant Children

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop dosing immigrant children held...

Eric Holder Saved Opioid Peddlers From Being Thrown In Prison As Deaths Increased

One of the worst aspects of the opioid epidemic is the fact that it...

Talcum Plaintiff Fights to Reinstate Multi-Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

Stating that Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren E. Nelson did a “complete about...

Medicare For All Won’t Destroy America – But It’ll Hurt Corporate Profits

The growing chorus of voices telling us that the “evils” of socialism are coming...

New York Greenlights Medical Marijuana to Replace Opioid Prescriptions

Thanks to emergency regulations filed by the New York State Department of Health, any...

Big Pharma Jumps In To Stop Trump From Lowering Prescription Drug Prices

Donald Trump made a promise during the campaign that he would do something about...

The Power of Music and Alzheimer’s Disease: Musical Memories Unaffected by Dementia

Some senses are more evocative than others. Scent is one of them. A whiff...

Immigrant Children In Federal Detention Centers Are Forced To Take Neuroleptic Drugs

At the end of June, the Washington Post reported that a 12-year-old boy caught...

A Venerable Vaccine May Represent New Hope For Type 1 Diabetics

Type 1, also known as “childhood onset” diabetes, is a genetic autoimmune disorder in...