Paxil Possibly Linked To Breast Cancer Risk

Cancer researchers from the City of Hope National Medical Center announced a possible link between Paxil and breast cancer. Research focused on Paxil’s estrogen effect Researchers found that Paxil has a weak estrogen effect that could increase women’s breast cancer risks. According to lead author and chairman of City of Hope’s Department of Cancer and […]

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Docs Say Low T Therapy Carries Risk

The Endocrine Society released a statement that older men who are considering taking testosterone for low libido, fatigue, irritability or muscle loss should be made aware of the potential risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart attack and stroke among the risks of testosterone therapy Normal testosterone levels fall between 300 and 1,000ng. According to […]

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Testosterone Therapy Linked To Heart Attack, Stroke and Death

Millions of men may be at risk for heart attack or stroke by using testosterone therapy. According to the latest study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers report that within 90 days of taking the hormone the risk of heart attack can double in men 65 and up. What is testosterone? Testosterone is a hormone […]

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Essure Birth Control Complications On The Rise

Essure is a birth control device that is marketed as a form of permanent birth control with no surgery required. Instead of going under the knife, which tubal ligation requires, Essure is inserted during an outpatient procedure in which a doctor inserts it by catheter. No anesthesia or incision is required. The device is made […]

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Big Pharma under Fire for Kickbacks to Docs

Trust and honesty are the cornerstones to a doctor-patient relationship. With so many doctors receiving financial incentives to use certain medications or medical devices, patients need to know if money drives the decision making process. Doctors are required to disclose potential financial conflicts to each other at conferences, but there currently is no law forcing […]

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Dietary Supplements Damage Liver

A recent study revealed a significant increase in liver damage related to dietary supplements. The study, conducted by a national network of liver specialists, found a 13% increase in serious liver damage over a 10 year span. Some of these patients required liver transplants and some have even died due to liver failure. Authors of […]

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FDA Advisory Committee Supports Approval of Gilead’s HIV Reducing Drug

The pharmaceutical industry may be on the verge of one of the greatest breakthrough’s that this generation has ever seen.

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U.S. Health Regulators Issue New Restrictions For Gilenya, Novartis AG’s’ Multiple Sclerosis Pill

In December 2011, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication concerning a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who died within 24 hours of taking the first dose of Gilenya (fingolimod).

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Plavix Linked with Internal Bleeding

Ten more people have died from Plavix, which had proven to be no better than aspirin against stroke even though it costs around 100 times more.

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Military Announces Clinical Trials Set For PTSD Drugs

Our country has been at war for over a decade. Our soldiers are tired and weary, and many dealing with severe issues, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the things they have seen and experienced on the battlefield.

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Big Pharma under Fire for Kickbacks to Docs

Trust and honesty are the cornerstones to a doctor-patient relationship. With so many doctors receiving financial incentives to use certain medications or medical devices, patients need to know if money drives the decision making process. Doctors are required to disclose potential financial conflicts to each other at conferences, but there currently is no law forcing […]

Dietary Supplements Damage Liver

A recent study revealed a significant increase in liver damage related to dietary supplements. The study, conducted by a national network of liver specialists, found a 13% increase in serious liver damage over a 10 year span. Some of these patients required liver transplants and some have even died due to liver failure. Authors of […]

FDA Advisory Committee Supports Approval of Gilead’s HIV Reducing Drug

The pharmaceutical industry may be on the verge of one of the greatest breakthrough’s that this generation has ever seen.

U.S. Health Regulators Issue New Restrictions For Gilenya, Novartis AG’s’ Multiple Sclerosis Pill

In December 2011, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication concerning a patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) who died within 24 hours of taking the first dose of Gilenya (fingolimod).

Plavix Linked with Internal Bleeding

Ten more people have died from Plavix, which had proven to be no better than aspirin against stroke even though it costs around 100 times more.

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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.