Tuesday, December 10, 2019
General Healthcare News

General Healthcare News

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...

New Series Of Bills Will Allow For US To Negotiate Generic Drug Prices

A group of progressives from both the House and the Senate have put together legislation that would lower the cost of prescription drugs for American citizens. Mike Papantonio explains more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3ok9UiCC2wTranscript:*This transcript was generated...

Taking Anxiety Meds? Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors Such As Nexium and Prilosec

Some of the most frequently prescribed medications in the U.S. are anxiety drugs. Also included on the list of common prescriptions: proton pump inhibitors, such as Nexium and Prilosec.Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been associated with several severe, even life-threatening side effects when used frequently over...

Another Class of Diabetic Drugs to Beware of — Gliptins

One class of potentially dangerous diabetic prescriptions, SGLT-2 inhibitors, have been getting a great deal of attention these days. Meanwhile, a group of medications as gliptins have been flying under the radar. However, the risks associated with some drugs in this class are serious enough that medical experts recommend taking them off the market altogether....

Hundreds of Different Prescription Drugs Linked to Depression

This past year a team of researchers from the University of Illinois and Columbia University in New York published a study that found a strong correlation between depression and prescription drugs. Appearing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, it has only now received notice in...

The Flaming Disaster That is Healthcare In America

Is Healthcare broken when a working family has to skip treatments due to the high cost of services made more expensive only to serve the interest of billionaires? Thom Hartmann discusses.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDjkKtI1Yv0

Robert Pollin: Medicare For All, With Money To Spare

A new study out of PERI recently took a look at the impact of implementing a Medicare For All healthcare system. Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, Robert Pollin, joins RJ Eskow to discuss.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQvZB00eeFM

New Legislation Could End Big Pharma’s Price Gouging In America

Big Pharma’s price gouging is finally on the radar for our elected officials, but will new legislation be able to overcome the massive money that drug companies give both Democrats and Republicans? Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss this.

Defective Medical Devices Made in the U.S. are Injuring Patients Overseas

There was a time when a label that stated “Made in the USA” was an assurance of quality, reliability, and safety. Not anymore. Patients in other parts of the world who are implanted with American-made medical devices such as artificial joints, stents, heart valves, and more are suffering needlessly...

Drug Companies Lobbying To Raise Drug Prices For Senior Citizens

Major pharmaceutical companies just can’t seem to get enough cash, and they are now lobbying the federal government to get Medicare drug discounts for senior citizens thrown out! This is an absolutely disgusting move by an industry that is clearly putting profits ahead of people, but that has been...