Increased Cardiac Risk Linked To Common Antibiotic Clarithromycin

Most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives.  According to a study using Danish registries, researchers examined the effects of the use of Penicillin V, Roxithromycin and Clarithromycin over a 14 year period. Researchers suggest that Clarithromycin may boost the risk of cardiac death. What Is Clarithromycin and Roxithromycin? Clarithromycin is […]

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Merck’s Falsification of Vaccine Data Exposed

Merk’s dirty little secret has been exposed. A pair of lawsuits, one filed by former employees of Merck and the other by doctors, alleged the company knew its mumps vaccine was less effective than the supposed 95 percent efficiency level. According to court documents the former virologists employed by Merck filed a whistleblower lawsuit four […]

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Testosterone Therapy Linked To Heart-Attack, Stroke and Death

Millions of men have turned to testosterone therapy to treat symptoms of aging. However, they may not be aware that they are putting themselves at risk for heart attack or stroke. According to the latest study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers report that within 90 days of taking the hormone the risk of […]

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What Is Doribax?

According to the FDA the antibacterial drug Doribax, that has been used to treat patients who develop pneumonia on ventilators, carries an increased risk of death and has a lower clinical cure rate by injection compared a similar drug known as Primaxin. What is Doribax? Doribax is an antibiotic that fights serious infections caused by […]

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Is Using Tylenol or Ibuprofen During Pregnancy linked to ADHD?

What is a mother to do if she becomes ill during pregnancy?  The risks of consuming common drugs when pregnant are complex.  Although many doctors assure mothers that taking Tylenol is safe, a recent study by JAMA Pediatrics suggests otherwise.  The study found that mothers who used Tylenol for fever reduction while pregnant reported greater […]

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Paxil Linked To Breast Cancer

City of Hope Cancer researchers indicate that a new test called the AroER Tri-Screen, desgined to look for drug side effects that could cause cancer, found a potential link between Paxil and breast cancer.  Paxil is a widely prescribed anti depressant. Research Researchers have found that Paxil has a weak estrogen effect that could increase […]

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Low T Therapy Higher Risk For Stroke or Heart Attack

According to a statement released from the Endocrine Society, older men who are considering taking testosterone for low libido, fatigue, irritability or muscle loss should be made aware of the risks of using testosterone therapy. How Testosterone Therapy Works Only men with symptoms of low testosterone and blood levels should consider testosterone replacement. Symptoms of […]

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Thousands of Lawsuits Over Pradaxa

Have you or someone you know taken Pradaxa? German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim is facing more than 2,000 lawsuits over the blood thinner known as Pradaxa. What Is Pradaxa? Pradaxa is the first approved oral alternative to warfarin, a widely used anti coagulant, in over 50 years. It is known to reduce the risk of […]

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Merck To Pay $100 Million To Settle Cases Over Safety of NuvaRing Contraceptive

NuvaRing is a hormonal-vaginal contraceptive that combines both estrogen and progestin in a ring to prevent pregnancy. The product has been sold in the U.S. since 2001. However, in 2011 an FDA report showed a higher risk for blood clots while using NuvaRing. These clots can block veins and cause heart attacks or travel to […]

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What Is Stroke?

Have you or someone you know had a stroke?  Chances are…yes.  According to the CDC, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. About 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year. What Is Stroke? Stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, […]

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Latest Drug Injury News

Merck’s Falsification of Vaccine Data Exposed

Merk’s dirty little secret has been exposed. A pair of lawsuits, one filed by former employees of Merck and the other by doctors, alleged the company knew its mumps vaccine was less effective than the supposed 95 percent efficiency level. According to court documents the former virologists employed by Merck filed a whistleblower lawsuit four […]

Testosterone Therapy Linked To Heart-Attack, Stroke and Death

Millions of men have turned to testosterone therapy to treat symptoms of aging. However, they may not be aware that they are putting themselves at risk for heart attack or stroke. According to the latest study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers report that within 90 days of taking the hormone the risk of […]

What Is Doribax?

According to the FDA the antibacterial drug Doribax, that has been used to treat patients who develop pneumonia on ventilators, carries an increased risk of death and has a lower clinical cure rate by injection compared a similar drug known as Primaxin. What is Doribax? Doribax is an antibiotic that fights serious infections caused by […]

Is Using Tylenol or Ibuprofen During Pregnancy linked to ADHD?

What is a mother to do if she becomes ill during pregnancy?  The risks of consuming common drugs when pregnant are complex.  Although many doctors assure mothers that taking Tylenol is safe, a recent study by JAMA Pediatrics suggests otherwise.  The study found that mothers who used Tylenol for fever reduction while pregnant reported greater […]

Paxil Linked To Breast Cancer

City of Hope Cancer researchers indicate that a new test called the AroER Tri-Screen, desgined to look for drug side effects that could cause cancer, found a potential link between Paxil and breast cancer.  Paxil is a widely prescribed anti depressant. Research Researchers have found that Paxil has a weak estrogen effect that could increase […]

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Report Raises Concerns Over Heart Defibrillator Leads

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced that they received a report that a St. Jude Durata cardiac defibrillator lead conductor became externalized; meaning the wire carrying electricity from the heart defibrillator to the heart was exposed through its insulation, a potentially dangerous and life-threatening defect.

HeartSine Class 1 Defibrillator Recall

HeartSine sent out a letter to customers in September, warning that the defibrillators may intermittently turn on and off, eventually depleting the battery.

FDA Medical Device Approval Based On Little Evidence

More than half of the high-risk cardiovascular devices approved in the past decade had no supporting active control data.

St. Jude Medical Gets FDA Warning

St. Jude Medical Inc. said it received a FDA warning about manufacturing and quality-control problems at its Sylmar, California, plant.

Hospira Still Facing Manufacturing And Regulatory Issues

Hospira has sent out 11 device notifications so far in 2013, including recall and device corrections. The company also said it sent notices to customers about some of its infusion pumps that had to either be recalled, fixed or adjusted.