Category Archives: Medical & Health Resources or Issues

First Circuit Revives Lawsuit Against CVS Over Vitamin E Labels

Reuters reports the First Circuit Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit against CVS Health Corp. that claims the drugstore chain deceived consumers by marketing its store-brand vitamin E as promoting “heart health” through a product label. The appellate court held that … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

5 Types of Medical Malpractice Suits and How to Deal with Each Scenario

More than 19,000 medical malpractice suits go through the system each year. They are major personal injuries that affect the lives of victims and families and breach the trust that they have for medical professionals. A victim can sue a … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

Mesothelioma Resource Page

The TreatMesothelioma.com site has very good resources for those who are seeking more information about mesothelioma or asbestosis. There is a lot of medical information there. Check it out. Here is a statement from the site: Mesothelioma Treatment Community is … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Link, Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Tagged | Leave a comment

Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Unnecessary Antibiotics Later in Day

US News & World Report reports that a patient’s order in a physician’s schedule can have a “bearing on the likelihood that individual would be inappropriately prescribed an antibiotic,” according to an analysis by athenahealth. The analysis revealed that patients scheduled … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

Insys Therapeutics Sued for Deceptive Marketing of Fentanyl-Based Medication

Reuters reports that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics, alleging that it deceptively marketed and sold “an addictive fentanyl-based medication, intended to treat cancer pain,” to physicians “for off-label uses.” The lawsuit “seeks to bar Insys … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

Pharmaceutical Firms and Device Makers Pay Thousands of Physicians Who Have Been Disciplined for Misconduct

ProPublica reports that a ProPublica analysis found that “pharmaceutical and medical device companies are continuing to pay doctors as promotional speakers and expert advisers even after they’ve been disciplined for serious misconduct.” ProPublica “reviewed disciplinary records for doctors in five states, … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

More Infections Linked to Contaminated Medical Scopes Than Originally Estimated

The AP reported that “at least 300 patients have been sickened by life-threatening infections linked to contaminated medical scopes – more than previously estimated by federal regulators,” according to data released by US Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA). The data were obtained by … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

Teva Ceases Sales of Migraine Patch, Initiates Recall

The AP reports that Teva Pharmaceutical announced that it would cease sales of its migraine patch treatment Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system) due to reports from patients that it caused “burns and scars where it was applied.” Teva “advised that anyone who has … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Face Lawsuit Over Antibiotic

Law360 reported that Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen subsidiary faced a class action lawsuit for “fraudulently misrepresenting and selling a class of antibiotics that allegedly causes irreversible nerve damage.” The companies were accused of concealing the risks connected with the fluoroquinolone … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment

Refillable Water Bottles Are Full Of Bacteria

The Telegraph (UK) reports refillable water bottles may be filled with dangerous bacteria, according to research commissioned by the website Treadmill Reviews. The website paid “EmLab P&K to test 12 water bottles” that “had been used by an athlete for a week … Continue reading

Posted in Medical & Health Resources or Issues | Leave a comment