Sunday, August 18, 2019
General Healthcare News

General Healthcare News

America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio Discusses the Dangers of the Mirena Contraceptive

There are currently 61 million American women in their childbearing years ranging in age from 15 to 44. 62% of these women regularly use a contraceptive method, with 6.4% choosing to use an intrauterine device or IUD to prevent pregnancy.America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio talks about pharmaceutical giant Bayer and...

A Record Number of FDA Drug Approvals May Lower the Cost of Some Medications

Due in large part to the “21st Century Cures Act,” 2017 has seen the highest number of new drugs granted FDA approval than in any single year since 1996. According to a financial analyst at a Mumbai-based securities firm, there were between 750 and 800 ANDA (abbreviated new drug...

Could a Form of Electromagnetic Therapy Replace Antidepressant Medications?

This could be bad news for Big Pharma, for which sales of antidepressant medications bring in billions of dollars in profits – but it is potentially good news for the approximately 16 million people in the US who suffer from chronic depression. Doctors working at UCLA's Semel Institute for...

“U.S. Healthcare at its Ugliest”: How Private Companies Have Profited From Emergency Care

It is a dirty little secret that keeps coming out more and more these days. It is the practice of outrageous “trauma fees” and other unexpected, inflated charges presented to patients who wind up in emergency rooms. It is yet one more aspect of America's unique and dysfunctional health care “system” that...

Neocate Bone Fractures – is a Nutritional Deficit Responsible?

Neocate, an “elemental formula” for infants and young children manufactured by Nutricia, has been linked to a number of disorders that result in soft, brittle bones and skeletal deformities. The root cause is a condition known as hypophosphatemia(HPP), usually caused by insufficient phosphorus in the diet. Lawsuits allege that the manufacturer...

Class of Commonly-Prescribed Antibiotics Linked to Aortic Aneurysm and More

Fluoroquinolones are broad-spectrum antibiotics frequently used for the treatment of bacterial infections, particularly those of the urogenital tract and pelvic organs. Other indications include patients with sickle-cell anemia who are at risk for bone infections and hospital patients with pneumonia. They have been associated with a dangerous, life-threatening injury known as aortic...

Medical Researchers Have Identified a Third Type of Diabetes – Could Certain Prescription Medications be Responsible?

Medical science has recognized a third form of diabetes – and Medical researchers in the U.K. are concerned that it may be more common than doctors realize.Labeled as “Type 3c,” this form of diabetes results from pancreatic injury, usually caused by inflammation (pancreatitis). This is different from Type...

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...

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 Merck & Co., claiming as little as a single dose resulted in serious injuries that include blindness, paralysis, and brain damage. In some cases, the drug was fatal.The complaint states...

Bayer Buying Monsanto for $66 Billion

On Wednesday, Corporate Big Pharma giant Bayer finally concluded its long-time negotiations and has officially announced an agreement to take over U.S. chemical giant Monsanto for an estimated $66 billion.Negotiations over how much Bayer would pay to obtain Monsanto spanned months beginning as early as March of this year. Final...