Drug Safety News https://drugsafetynews.com Drug and Medical Device Safety News Site Sun, 05 May 2019 21:23:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Top Insys Therapeutics Executives Found Guilty on Federal Racketeering Charges https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/05/05/top-insys-therapeutics-executives-found-guilty-on-federal-racketeering-charges/ Sun, 05 May 2019 21:23:19 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4588 After a ten-week-long trial, the former billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics, John Kapoor, was found guilty this past week of bribing physicians and lying to insurance companies in order to drive and maximize sales of the company’s highly addictive fentanyl-based pain medication, Subsys. Four other top-level company executives were also found guilty. The verdict came after

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Popular Sleep Medications Get Black Box Warning https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/05/01/popular-sleep-medications-get-black-box-warning/ Wed, 01 May 2019 23:59:35 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4584 Three prescription medications commonly prescribed for insomnia will now be required to carry boxed warnings by the FDA, due to serious and even fatal side effects. This new warning comes in the wake of nearly 70 reports over a 26-year period of sleepwalking and shockingly, “sleep-driving.” The FDA made the announcement on April 30. The

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Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Fell By 3 Percent Last Year: Why? https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/04/27/medicaid-and-chip-enrollment-fell-by-3-percent-last-year-why/ Sat, 27 Apr 2019 13:43:04 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4581 According to a recent analysis from Georgetown University, enrollment in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) declined from 74.6 million in January of last year to 72.4 million in January of 2019, representing a drop of approximately 3 percent. It also means that some 860,000 children of low-income families no longer have access

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Additional Losartan Drugs Recalled Over Carcinogen Contamination Concerns https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/04/24/additional-losartan-drugs-recalled-over-carcinogen-contamination-concerns/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 00:18:31 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4577 The recent recall of sartan-based blood pressure medications has been expanded yet again. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has put out a notice for 36 lots of losartan potassium and losartan potassium with hydrochlorothiazide after testing revealed traces of a carcinogenic chemical. The current recall affects over 1 million bottles. Since the problem was discovered in July

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Nexium and Prilosec Should be Used Sparingly https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/04/21/proton-pump-inhibitors-nexium-and-prilosec-should-be-used-sparingly/ Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:11:18 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4574 You have probably felt the sensation before: a burning pain just above your stomach, behind the sternum. You’re suffering from heartburn, the result of stomach acid backing up into your esophagus. If you are like most people, you reach for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) such as Nexium or Prilosec. These drugs do provide some

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Uloric Risks and Alternatives https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/04/19/uloric-risks-and-alternatives/ Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:14:36 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4571 Since the FDA added a boxed warning to Uloric for elevated risk of fatal cardiovascular events in February 2019, physicians and patients who take Uloric for gout are reconsidering the treatment. Because of the possibility of death, Uloric has since been removed as a first line treatment for gout. Heart-related deaths among Uloric patients run

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J&J’s Baby Powder Ads Targeted Minority and Overweight Women https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/04/11/jjs-baby-powder-ads-targeted-minority-and-overweight-women/ Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:35:32 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4566 According to internal company documents, Johnson & Johnson marketing campaigns for Baby Powder and Shower to Shower were focused primarily on women who were African-American, Hispanic, and/or overweight. Current lawsuits allege that the talc contained in these products was the reason plaintiffs developed cancer. Last December, a Reuters investigation found that J&J had long been

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Unintended Consequences of the ACA: Surprise Medical Bills https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/04/03/unintended-consequences-of-the-aca-surprise-medical-bills/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:57:18 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4561 Let us be clear on one thing: the Affordable Care Act, for all its shortcomings, has successfully allowed more Americans to access medical care services than ever before in U.S. history. That said, it was a compromise, and is no substitute for the same guaranteed right to health care enjoyed by citizens in virtually every

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Fentanyl: The Deadliest Opioid, Says CDC https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/25/fentanyl-the-deadliest-opioid-says-cdc/ Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:23:56 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4557 Among the ten most frequently mentioned drugs in reports on overdose fatalities, the synthetic opioid fentanyl leads the way. This is according to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control. From 2011 through 2016, the number of fentanyl-related deaths rose by a whopping 1,000 percent. Prior to 2016, most opioid overdose deaths

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Despite Demonstrated Dangers, Robotic Surgery Continues to Grow in Popularity https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/24/despite-demonstrated-dangers-robotic-surgery-continues-to-grow-in-popularity/ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:46:32 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4554 “Minimally invasive” robotic surgery has been around since the early 1980s. A major breakthrough was achieved in 2006 when a robot with artificial intelligence successfully carried out heart surgery remotely on a patient in Italy. Robotics have proven effective in many kinds of surgeries, but in one area, it has been shown to be a

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Alternative to Statin Drugs On the Horizon https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/17/alternative-to-statin-drugs-on-the-horizon/ Sun, 17 Mar 2019 15:02:17 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4550 The New England Journal of Medicine has potentially good news this month for patients struggling with elevated LDL cholesterol levels and are sensitive to the side effects of statin drugs (of which there are many). It concerns a new medication that has been under investigation for the treatment of high cholesterol since December of 2016,

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Could Side Effects of Prescription Medicines Be Due to Gluten Intolerance? https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/14/could-side-effects-of-prescription-medicines-be-due-to-gluten-intolerance/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:17:53 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4547 Bad reactions resulting from unanticipated side effects have been in the news a great deal in recent years. A fair number of new prescriptions have serious and even life-threatening side effects – such as gliflozin drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes, the antipsychotic medication aripiprazole, and proton pump inhibitors indicated for acid reflux. This

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Tentative Settlement Approved in Abilify Cases https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/13/tentative-settlement-approved-in-abilify-cases/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:30:39 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4544 Defendants Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol Meyer Squibb (BMS) have entered into a global settlement with 600 plaintiffs in multi-district litigation over alleged side effects of the neuroleptic medication Abilify (aripiprazole), prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. If 90% of the plaintiffs agree to the settlement, it will end the litigation that

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While Preventable Disease is on the Rise, “Anti-Vaxers” are Making Inroads in State Legislatures https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/12/while-preventable-disease-is-on-the-rise-anti-vaxers-are-making-inroads-in-state-legislatures/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 01:15:40 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4541 In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control reported 86 cases of measles across the country. The following year, there were 120. Between January 1st and December 29th of 2018, that number had more than tripled, to 372. The count for 2018 so far is 228 – and we’re not even three months into the year.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are There Alternatives? https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/06/proton-pump-inhibitors-are-there-alternatives/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 01:18:37 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4537 Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec (omeprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) are among the most widely-prescribed medications on earth. Used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), they are effective and relatively safe when used on a short-term basis (no more than 12 weeks). However, long-term dependency on these medications can have serious health consequences.

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A Third Contaminant Found in Common Blood Pressure Medication https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/03/04/a-third-contaminant-found-in-common-blood-pressure-medication/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 00:10:06 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4534 This past year a number of blood pressure medications known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) or “sartan” drugs have been found to contain two industrial contaminants: N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and/or N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). This week Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announced the discovery of a third contaminant in lots of losartan, known as N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid (NMBA). Last year

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Once Considered a Rural Phenomenon, the Opioid Epidemic Moves Into Eastern Cities https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/24/once-considered-a-rural-phenomenon-the-opioid-epidemic-moves-into-eastern-cities/ Mon, 25 Feb 2019 01:32:10 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4530 Since awareness of the issue of opioid addiction began to reach public consciousness in the late 1990s, opioid addiction has been seen as a largely rural problem affecting whites of lower socio-economic status (SES). Increasingly, this is no longer the case. A study published last Friday in the Journal of the American Medical Association has

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While Congress Continues to Embrace the For-Profit Medicine, Washington State Moves Forward on Universal Health Care https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/22/while-congress-continues-to-embrace-the-for-profit-medicine-washington-state-moves-forward-on-universal-health-care/ Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:47:58 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4527 Last month, in a move that went largely unnoticed by the national media, Washington Governor Jay Inslee started moving toward universal health care. On January 8, Governor Inslee proposed the expansion of subsidies for private insurance, allowing those who have fallen through the cracks of the Affordable Care Act to obtain coverage through the state’s

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Sugar: a Sweet Addiction With Serious Health Consequences https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/15/sugar-a-sweet-addiction-with-serious-health-consequences/ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:07:51 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4523 According to the American Heart Association, adult males should eat no more than 9 teaspoons of sugar per day. The recommended limit for women is 6 teaspoons per day, while a child’s daily consumption should not exceed 3 teaspoons. Yet on the average, Americans consume a whopping 20 teaspoons (that’s over 100 grams or over

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Legal Battle Over Abilify Side Effects Heats Up in Florida https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/13/legal-battle-over-abilify-side-effects-heats-up-in-florida/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:01:41 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4518 The last four weeks have seen significant developments in multidistrict litigation over the anti-psychotic prescription medication Abilify (aripiprazole) as both sides have filed motions, each side alleging the other has interfered with pre-trial discovery. In January, defendants Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Meyer Squibb (BMS) asked Judge M. Casey Rogers to dismiss more than one-quarter of the approximately

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“U.S. Healthcare at its Ugliest”: How Private Companies Have Profited From Emergency Care https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/05/u-s-healthcare-at-its-ugliest-how-private-companies-have-profited-from-emergency-care/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 14:13:53 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4514 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 is at once the

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Neocate Bone Fractures – is a Nutritional Deficit Responsible? https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/03/neocate-bone-fractures-is-a-nutritional-deficit-responsible/ Sun, 03 Feb 2019 20:17:08 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4509 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 was either aware or

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Class of Commonly-Prescribed Antibiotics Linked to Aortic Aneurysm and More https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/01/class-of-commonly-prescribed-antibiotics-linked-to-aortic-aneurysm-and-more/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:29:27 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4506 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 aneurysm, among other

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The Opioid Epidemic is Resulting in More Infection Related Strokes https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/02/01/the-opioid-epidemic-is-resulting-in-more-infection-related-strokes/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:17:05 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4503 Earlier this week, a prominent vascular neurologist who spoke at the recent annual conference of the American Stroke Association shared a grim report: opioid abuse is driving a rise in the number of strokes. Dr. Setareh Salehi Omran, lead author of a study soon to be published in the journal Stroke, told her colleagues at

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New Series Of Bills Will Allow For US To Negotiate Generic Drug Prices https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/01/28/new-series-of-bills-will-allow-for-us-to-negotiate-generic-drug-prices/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:32:37 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4498 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. Transcript: *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. And finally tonight, some good news. A group of

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Researchers Discover Link Between Oral Hygiene and Dementia Risk https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/01/27/researchers-discover-link-between-oral-hygiene-and-dementia-risk/ Sun, 27 Jan 2019 15:14:20 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4495 Could there be a link between bleeding gums and Alzheimer’s disease? A group of scientists from around the world believes there is evidence of such an association. Chronic gum disease, or gingivitis, manifests itself as bleeding gums. It is caused by a strain of bacteria known as porphyromonas gingivalis and is relatively common. Approximately 33

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Study Indicates Link Between Antipsychotics and Death Among Young People https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/01/12/study-indicates-link-between-antipsychotics-and-death-among-young-people/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:20:57 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4491 Last month, the journal JAMA Psychiatry published a study suggesting that the use of antipsychotic medications may be fatal for children and adolescents who have not been diagnosed with psychosis. The study focused on patients who had been prescribed antipsychotic medications for behavioral disorders, such as ADHD, bipolar, or depression. In the majority of cases,

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The Alarming Increase in Opioid Overdose Fatalities Among Middle-Aged Women https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/01/12/the-alarming-increase-in-opioid-overdose-fatalities-among-middle-aged-women/ Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:18:24 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4488 This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a disturbing report about the nation’s current opioid crisis. It appears that the fastest growing number of fatal opioid overdoses is among women between the ages of 30 and 64. According to the report, the annual drug overdose death rate in general among women in

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Taking Anxiety Meds? Beware of Proton Pump Inhibitors Such As Nexium and Prilosec https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/01/08/taking-anxiety-meds-beware-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-such-as-nexium-and-prilosec/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 15:04:35 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4462 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 an extended period of time. What is not

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Another Class of Diabetic Drugs to Beware of — Gliptins https://drugsafetynews.com/2019/01/07/another-class-of-diabetic-drugs-to-beware-of-gliptins/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:09:44 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4459 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. The two most

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Hundreds of Different Prescription Drugs Linked to Depression https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/29/hundreds-of-different-prescription-drugs-linked-to-depression/ Sat, 29 Dec 2018 15:06:03 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4430 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 mainstream media. It

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Possibly Linked to Elevated Stomach Cancer Risk https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/29/proton-pump-inhibitors-possibly-linked-to-elevated-stomach-cancer-risk/ Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:18:48 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4423 A study published in the journal Gut has found an association between the long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and a dramatically increased risk of developing stomach cancer. Surprisingly, this study was published over a year ago – and yet few sources outside of major medical publications have reported on it. The recent study

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The Flaming Disaster That is Healthcare In America https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/28/the-flaming-disaster-that-is-healthcare-in-america/ Fri, 28 Dec 2018 15:45:48 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4450 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.

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Robert Pollin: Medicare For All, With Money To Spare https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/27/robert-pollin-medicare-for-all-with-money-to-spare/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:28:31 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4436 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.

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Judge Says Big Pharma Doesn’t Have To Pay For Opioid Epidemic In New York https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/21/judge-says-big-pharma-doesnt-have-to-pay-for-opioid-epidemic-in-new-york/ Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:32:10 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4440 A judge in Manhattan has blocked an effort by lawmakers to make drug manufacturers and distributors pay for the costs of cleaning up the opioid epidemic that they created. The judge said that these drug makers can’t be held financially liable because that would violate the commerce clause because it would NOT let drug companies

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Johnson & Johnson Internal Documents Reveal Company’s Knowledge Of Cancer Causing Talc Powder https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/20/johnson-johnson-internal-documents-reveal-companys-knowledge-of-cancer-causing-talc-powder/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:41:00 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4446 Via America’s Lawyer: For more than 30 years, Johnson & Johnson knew that their talcum powder contained asbestos fibers, but they never once warned consumers about the dangers. Mike Papantonio and Farron Cousins discuss. Transcript: *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos. Mike Papantonio: You know, for

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Johnson & Johnson’s Stock Takes Big Hit on Baby Powder Asbestos Concerns https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/15/johnson-johnsons-stock-takes-big-hit-on-baby-powder-asbestos-concerns/ Sat, 15 Dec 2018 21:15:07 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4306 Johnson & Johnson, maker of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, was once the “most Trusted Brand in America.” However, if Friday on Wall Street was any indication, they are losing that trust quickly. On December 14, Johnson & Johnson shares fell by nearly 15 points, or 10 percent – effectively reducing the company’s value

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New Legislation Could End Big Pharma’s Price Gouging In America https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/14/new-legislation-could-end-big-pharmas-price-gouging-in-america/ Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:49:27 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4454 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. Transcript: *This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please

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510(k) Strikes Again as C.R. Bard is Targeted in Another Hernia Mesh Lawsuit https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/11/510k-strikes-again-as-c-r-bard-is-targeted-in-another-hernia-mesh-lawsuit/ Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:54:18 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4302 Corporate recidivist C.R. Bard, the company behind vaginal meshes, IVC filters, and the Kugel Hernia Mesh is once again a named defendant in a lawsuit over one of its medical devices. This time it is the Ventralex Hernia Patch, a mesh developed by Bard subsidiary Davol. Bard was sued at the end of November by

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What Patients Should Know About Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/04/what-patients-should-know-about-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents/ Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:20:58 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4289 Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GABAs) were first approved by the FDA in 1998. The American College of Radiology estimates that over the past two decades GABAs have been used on 300 million people around the globe in order to assist doctors in interpreting MRIs. According to a recent article in Radiology, as many as 27 million

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Pediatric Colon Infections Rising Due to Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/12/03/pediatric-colon-infections-rising-due-to-use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors/ Mon, 03 Dec 2018 22:07:03 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4285 A recent paper published in the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection reports that cases of infection from clostridium difficile, a bacteria that causes a range of intestinal tract conditions ranging from diarrhea to ulcerative colitis, is on the rise among children.  One reason is the use of proton pump inhibitors such as Nexium and Prilosec. The

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Two More Sartan Drugs Found to Have NDEA Contamination https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/11/29/two-more-sartan-drugs-found-to-have-ndea-contamination/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:35:28 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4282 This week, two more blood pressure medications containing the ingredient valsartan were recalled by the manufacturer because of NDEA contamination. On November 27, Israel-based Teva Pharmaceuticals announced the recall of all lots of Amlodine and Amlodine/Hydrochlorothiazide because the active ingredient, valsartan, was found to contain high levels of an industrial chemical known to cause cancer.

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Defective Medical Devices Made in the U.S. are Injuring Patients Overseas https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/11/29/defective-medical-devices-made-in-the-u-s-are-injuring-patients-overseas/ Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:34:05 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4279 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 because of manufacturing defects. An investigation

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Drug Companies Lobbying To Raise Drug Prices For Senior Citizens https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/11/26/drug-companies-lobbying-to-raise-drug-prices-for-senior-citizens/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 21:15:50 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4275 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 their modus operandi for the last

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Might be on the Horizon https://drugsafetynews.com/2018/11/26/alzheimers-vaccine-might-be-on-the-horizon/ Mon, 26 Nov 2018 20:55:43 +0000 https://drugsafetynews.com/?p=4272 Recently-published research indicates that a new DNA vaccine could lead to a 50 percent reduction in the number of Alzheimer’s diagnoses made each year. It is the culmination of a ten-year-long study from the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. The study’s lead author, Dr. Doris Lambracht-Washington, said,

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