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 litigation. 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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CBD is Not Psychoactive and Has Many Therapeutic Benefits – So Why is Indiana Determined to Keep it Illegal?

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the compounds found in the marijuana plant, does not make users “high.” It has, however,...

Another Fox to Guard the Henhouse: Meet HHS Nominee Alex Azar

Back in October, Donald “I'm Gonna to Drain the Swamp” Trump used his favorite metaphor, stating that “Drug companies,...

Yet Another Doctor Weighs In: Fat is Not the Enemy (But Sugar Is)

For several years, a number of prominent doctors and dieticians have been pushing back against the idea that in...

Scientists Discover Another Long-Term Consequence of Excessive Antibiotic Use

The rise in antibiotic-resistant infections caused by “superbugs” has been widely reported in recent years – most of it...

Taking Zostavax For Shingles? The CDC Says You Should Take Something Different

Earlier this year, plaintiffs who took a vaccine for shingles, known as Zostavax, began filing lawsuits against drug manufacturer...

Annual Cost of Opioid Addiction to the U.S. Economy: Half a Trillion Dollars

Late in October, Trump finally decided to acknowledge the seriousness of America's opioid addiction crisis. Considering that federal funds...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Hemophilia – With Caveats

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche scored a victory this week as the FDA granted its approval for a new treatment for hemophilia – but that approval came with a black box warning.Hemophilia is a condition in which a person's blood lacks particular clotting factors. Without treatment, even a small cut...

American College of Cardiology Revises Definition of High Blood Pressure Downward: is it Real, or is This a Ploy by Big Pharma to...

Prior to last weekend, if your blood pressure was no more than 140/90, you were considered to be okay. However, 15.6 million people across the U.S. woke up Monday morning to discover they suddenly had hypertension when they had no problem with it before.This was the result of...

2018 National Defense Authorization Act Allows Defense Department to Sidestep the FDA – Is This a Good Idea?

Over the Veteran's Day weekend, Congress was busy finalizing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. Within that legislation is a disturbing provision that essentially allows the Department of Defense to sidestep the Food and Drug Administration.Page 4 of the conference report “Authorizes the Assistant Secretary...

A New Study Shows That OTC Painkillers Work Just as Well as Opioids for Pain Relief (and Aren’t Addictive)

There are many persons and institutions that bear responsibility for America's opioid epidemic, including drug companies and their distributors, dishonest physicians who operate “pill mills,” and even the Department of Justice. However, in too many cases, opioid addiction starts with a trip to the emergency room in the wake...

Two More Knee Replacement Products Join the Medical Device Hall of Shame

Only weeks after revelations about DePuy's defective Attune Knee System, two more prosthetic knee replacements are in the news...

No, Baking Soda Will Not Prevent Nor Cure Cancer – But It May Help Stop it From Spreading

In recent years, there have been stories going around about the “baking soda miracle” and how taking bicarbonate of...

The Unusual Mushroom Called “Lion’s Mane” Might Have True Medical Benefits

A little fungus known to science as hericium erinaceus – and more popularly as...

Xarelto and the Issue of Dietary Restrictions

One of the big selling points for the anticoagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban) was the claim...

Olympus Enters Into Distribution Deal for Disposable Endoscope Valves

Olympus, the manufacturer of endoscopes that have been implicated in serious infections and at...

“Magic” Psilocybin Mushrooms Offer Hope to Patients Suffering From Depression – Yet, They Remain Illegal

The dangers of antidepressant drugs have become quite apparent over the past several years....

Another Generic Version of Nexium Has Arrived – But the Same Problems Remain

Nexium recently became much cheaper as Perrigo PLC began delivering its own over-the-counter generic...