Category Archives: Medical & Health Resources or Issues

FDA Drafting Guidelines on Cigar Regulations

The Hill reports the FDA is drafting guidelines to clarify health warning statement requirements for cigar manufacturers, distributors, and sellers, and to explain “which companies should submit a cigar warning plan, when to submit it, and what information to include for … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Traveling with a Medical Condition

The website insurancewith.com has several good articles on traveling domestically or abroad with a medical condition or a disability. Here’s just a bit from the site: Planning & packing for your holiday For any trip to be a success you need … Continue reading

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4 Common Medical Malpractice Issues And What You Can Do About Them

When you go to the doctor, you expect to receive answers about the condition that you have. There might be tests that need to be run or medications given, but you don’t expect to feel worse after leaving the doctor … Continue reading

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Incorrect Antibiotic Prescribed About Half the Time

NBC News reports that a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that patients “with sore throats, ear infections and sinus infections get the wrong antibiotic at least half the time.” The researchers said that “when people get the wrong antibiotic, not only … Continue reading

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Cases of Drinking Hand Sanitizer on the Rise, FDA Studying Product Safety

The New York Times reports the problem of people drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer “appears to be on the rise,” with over 19,000 reported instances of hand sanitizer ingestion in 2015, a majority of which “involve children who may have just licked their … Continue reading

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More Physicians Participating in Direct Primary Care Model

The AP reports more and more physicians “have begun to provide subscription-like service to patients, a model known as direct primary care,” which allows patients to pay a fixed monthly fee, and receive unlimited visits. Like “concierge medicine for the rich, direct … Continue reading

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BMS, Pfizer Face Lawsuit Over Eliquis Risk Disclosure

Law360 reports that Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer are facing a $10 million suit for failing to disclose the risks of their Eliquis blood thinner. Eliquis had been “linked to life-threatening conditions, including excessive bleeding, in a disregard for patient safety.” From … Continue reading

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Taking Excessive Sildenafil May Lead to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Difficulties and Other Side Effects

Medical Daily reports on the dangers and side effects of taking too much Viagra (sildenafil). In addition to causing priapism and possible “permanent damage to the penile tissues,” excessive amounts of the medication “can lead to an increased risk in cardiovascular … Continue reading

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Study Shows Xarelto May Cause More Serious Bleeding Than Pradaxa

Fierce Pharma reported on a study published in JAMA showing that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer’s Xarelto (rivaroxaban) may cause more serious bleeding than Boehringer Ingelheim’s Pradaxa (dabigatran). According to the study, Xarelto “was associated with significant increases in intracerebral hemorrhage … Continue reading

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Dental Disaster: What You Need To Know About Oral Malpractice Injuries

When you go to the dentist, you expect to have a cleaning of the teeth or minor work done that could include a filling or other preventive measures so that there aren’t any cavities that develop. You could also have … Continue reading

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