Sunday, August 19, 2018

Welcome to Drug Safety News. It's our goal to provide you current news and analysis regarding potentially dangerous medications and medical devices, and to highlight other issues of concern in the healthcare industry.

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.

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 Charlene Dill and the countless Americans like her have been able to experience those very American rights, life, liberty and the American Dream if they had access to healthcare? Thom...

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 world.  In Australia, a woman who underwent mesh surgery several years ago to correct an incontinence issue says that the complications from a resultant bowel obstruction have taken over her...

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 control device Essure.Transcript:Mike Papantonio: The next story that I thought was remarkable was the Bayer story. Okay, you got a product. It's Essure. It's for women, it's to avoid pregnancy....

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 Squibb (BMS) over the psychoactive medication Abilify (aripiprizole).  Plaintiffs allege that the drugmakers failed to warn patients and doctors about side effects that cause compulsive, uncontrollable behaviors, particularly gambling.  Another alleged side...

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 rising prescription drug prices, and...

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 of a certain perfume, flower...

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...

Taxotere Permanent Hair Loss Warnings Were Issued in the E.U. Ten Years Earlier That in the U.S. – Why?

Taxotere (docetaxel anhydrous) is a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat metastatic breast cancer. Since its initial approval by...

FDA Approves Drug Derived From Cannabis Oil: Here Comes Big Pharma

The FDA has announced it has approved a brand new drug derived from marijuana....

3M Wins Round One in Bair Hugger Litigation, But One Ohio Plaintiff Vows to Hold Someone Accountable

“I want people to know what they did to me.” Those were the words...

The First Glyphosate Cancer Lawsuit Trial Begins This Week

46-year-old DeWayne Johnson of Bernicia, California is a husband and father of three children....

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Online Opioid Suppliers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is finally taking action against online “pharmacies” selling...

Could a New Marijuana Derivative Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease?

Scientific research into the effects of marijuana on Alzheimer's disease has been going on...

Two States File Suit Against Pharma Companies Over Illegal Opioid Marketing

The attorneys general of Minnesota and Utah are bringing legal action against two major...

Is This A Treatment For The Opioid Crisis The DEA Doesn’t Want You To Know About?

Two callers share their experience with ibogaine, a treatment for Opioid addiction, but you...

A Controversial New Stem Cell Treatment Draws FDA Scrutiny

78-year-old Jack Nicklaus has suffered from chronic back pain throughout his life, caused by...

New Book Warns About US Dependence On Chinese Prescription Drugs

Americans who suffer under the most dysfunctional health care “system” of any industrialized nation...

Could an Effective Treatment for Autoimmune Disease be as Simple as Drinking Baking Soda?

 There is a possibility that people suffering from autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis,...