Sunday, October 21, 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.

Abilify MyCite Vehicle Comes Under Fire Over Privacy Concerns

Almost one year ago, the FDA gave the green light to a “digital pill” that helps physicians to monitor patient compliance.  The pill, developed by Proteus Digital Health, contains a small, ingestible transmitter that sends out an electronic signal via a sensor worn by the patient.  This sensor then...

Xarelto Fails to Prevent Clotting in Recent Trial

Johnson & Johnson’s and Bayer's recent attempt to expand the market for its controversial anticoagulant, Xarelto, encountered a setback when the medication failed to prevent clotting in high-risk patients during a recent clinical trial.Known as the MARINER Study, the trial involved approximately 12,000 patients who had been admitted to...

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...

If Harry Truman Had His Way With Medicare For All Charlene Dill and Countless Others Would Still Be Alive

Medicare for all isn't a new idea, it was proposed by Harry Truman over a half century ago. Would...

Despite Injury Reports & Lawsuits, Doctors Continue to Defend the Hernia Mesh

Horror stories about patients suffering from injuries due to hernia mesh continue to appear in media sources around the...

Xarelto Bleeding Risk “Low,” According To “Real-World” Data – Obtained From Research Funded By Bayer

A “real world” analysis of records on over 11,000 patients around the world who suffer from atrial fibrillation finds...

RJ Eskow’s Radical Take On Big Pharma

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow discusses why Big Pharma, in its present form, should be dismantled and taken...

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...

Popular Heart Medication Valsartan Recalled For Containing Cancer-Causing Chemical

Popular brands of blood pressure and heart medications containing Valsartan have been recalled due...

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...