Category Archives: Medical & Health Resources or Issues

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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Mylan Overcharged Medicaid for Years on EpiPen

Bloomberg News reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that Mylan NV has “for years overcharged the U.S. Medicaid health program to buy its EpiPen shot…despite being told that it needed to give bigger discounts under the law.” … Continue reading

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FDA Strengthens Warning on Labels of Two Diabetes Drugs to Reflect Risk of Acute Kidney Injuries

MedPage Today reports that “the FDA is strengthening a warning on the labels of two diabetes drugs to reflect risk of acute kidney injuries.” The “new labels for the two sodium-glucose transport 2 (SGLT-2) drugs – canagliflozin (Invokana) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga) … Continue reading

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Processed Carbs, Sugary Drinks May Increase Risk of Breast, Prostate Cancers

HealthDay reports new research suggests that people “who consume a lot of processed carbohydrates” and “sugary drinks may face heightened risks of breast and prostate cancers.” Researchers analyzed data from 3,200 US adults whose diet habits and cancer rates “were tracked … Continue reading

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FDA Warns Overdosing on Anti-Diarrhea Drugs Can Cause Fatal Heart Problems

The AP reports that the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday that common anti-diarrhea drugs, such as prescription Imodium (loperamide) and related over-the-counter drugs, “can cause potentially deadly heart problems when taken at higher-than-recommended levels.” According to the agency, abusers try to achieve highs … Continue reading

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NSAIDs May Increase Risk of Heart Failure, Study Indicates

TIME reports research published in BMJ indicated that the use of prescription painkillers known as non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may have some “serious side effects, including increased risk of heart events.” TIME reports COX-2 inhibitors “seemed especially risky for the … Continue reading

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E-Cigarettes Could be Made Safer by Improving Control of Temperature, Reducing Deposits on Heating Elements

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that research suggests “electronic cigarettes could be made safer by improving control over their operating temperature and reducing deposits on heating elements.” The findings were published in Environmental Science & Technology. The article points out that the FDA “is … Continue reading

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FDA Raises Concerns Over New Eye Drop Solution Due to Manufacturing Practices at Facility

Reuters reported that the Food and Drug Administration “raised concerns over” Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ new drug application for Vesneo (latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution), an eye drop solution “manufactured at a Bausch + Lomb facility in Florida.” In a Complete Response Letter to … Continue reading

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IVC Filter Lawsuit: 4 Things Patients Need to Know

It is amazing to consider that the very medical devices designed to improve the quality of life can be so threatening and possibly deadly. Unfortunately, that is the case far more often than we would like to think. A serious example … Continue reading

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Judge Refuses to Issue Temporary Block on Generic versions of AstraZeneca’s Crestor.

Reuters reports US District Judge Randolph Moss in Washington DC “refused to issue a temporary restraining order blocking the approval of new generic versions of AstraZeneca’s blockbuster cholesterol drug Crestor in the United States.” Judge Moss “ruled that AstraZeneca was not … Continue reading

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