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 of Cincinnati businessman Tim Hopkins, who lost his right leg to an infection he says was caused by 3M’s Bair Hugger, a surgical warming blanket used in 80 percent of U.S. hospitals. Currently, this device...

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. He worked for the local school district as a groundskeeper for three years between 2012 and 2015. Today, he suffers from terminal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a fatal form of cancer.Physicians say he has less than a...

Could a New Marijuana Derivative Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease?

Scientific research into the effects of marijuana on Alzheimer's disease has been going on for several years. One of the first studies was published in 2006. Scientists at the Scripps Institute discovered that THC had an inhibitory effect on the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, proteins that build up between...

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 a condition known as facet joint syndrome. While cortisone relieved the symptoms temporarily, the underlying disorder remained. Recently, the retired golf pro was interviewed on CNN, during which he extolled the benefits of a controversial...

New Book Warns About US Dependence On Chinese Prescription Drugs

Americans who suffer under the most dysfunctional health care “system” of any industrialized nation are facing the proverbial “triple whammy” when it comes to prescription drugs: skyrocketing prices, questionable safety, and potentially disastrous shortages. This is according to an alarming new book, titled China Rx: Exposing the Risks of...

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, lupus, irritable bowel disease, and other similar conditions could find relief simply by taking a daily dose of sodium bicarbonate – more commonly known as baking soda – once a day. But don't start spooning...

Seven Years After “Charlotte’s Web,” A CBD Treatment for Epilepsy Moves One Step Closer to FDA Approval

A few years ago, people who used the cannabis-derived substance cannabidiol (CBD) risked arrest – or were forced to move to states such as Colorado, where marijuana products are legal. That has changed as more states have legalized cannabis and marijuana laws have been relaxed. This month, the FDA...

U.S. Law Against Drug Reimportation: Originally, it Was a Good Idea, But Has Outlived its Purpose

One thing has become abundantly clear over the past several years: federal laws prohibiting Americans from importing cheaper prescription drugs from other countries exist primarily for one reason. That reason is to protect Big Pharma's exorbitant profits and allow them to continue their merciless price gouging as they bankrupt...

“Benzos”: the Other Addiction Crisis That Nobody’s Talking About

By now, most Americans have at least heard about the opioid addiction crisis in this country – even those who haven't been directly impacted by it themselves. The CDC reports that deaths due to overdose of prescription medications such as oxycodone, fentanyl, morphine and other opioid-based narcotics increased 400%...

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 the primary challenges in this field of study lies in the fact that cancer cells are not foreign pathogens. Rather, they are native cells that have mutated in such a...