Month: August 2017

Endo Pays $775M Settlement in 22,000 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Endo Pays $775M Settlement in 22,000 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Endo International agreed to pay a $775 million settlement to resolve "virtually all known" vaginal mesh lawsuits in the United States.

/ August 22, 2017
smart phone addiction

Smartphone Separation Anxiety Becoming More Widespread, Study Finds

With smartphones now considered a necessity for everyday life, the phenomenon of nomophobia -- the fear of being without a working cell phone -- is becoming an increasingly widespread problem, a new study has found.

/ August 22, 2017
Physiomesh lawsuit goes to trial in 2018.

Alabama Man Files Physiomesh Hernia Patch Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed by a man from Alabama who claims the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia patch caused him to develop severe complications that required another surgery after his hernia repair.

/ August 22, 2017
Study Questions Seizure Risk of MMRV Vaccine

Study Questions Seizure Risk of MMRV Vaccine

A new study in Australia has found no evidence of an increased risk of febrile seizures when the combination vaccine MMRV is given for the 2nd dose in the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization series.

/ August 21, 2017
Solar Eclipse

Twitter Partners with The Weather Channel to Live Stream Eclipse

Twitter has partnered with The Weather Channel to live stream today’s “Eclipse of the Century,” as the moon’s shadow travels from the West Coast to the East Coast of the U.S.

/ August 21, 2017
Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don't Mix

Grapefruit Juice and Some Drugs Don’t Mix

Eating grapefruit can be part of a healthy diet — but if you are on certain medications for blood pressure, allergies, or heart problems, grapefruit juice can interfere with the way the medicine works.

/ August 21, 2017
IV drip hanging on a pole in hospital

Choosing Alternative Medicine to Treat Cancer May Increase Death Risk by 5X: Study

Patients who chose alternative therapies to treat cancer instead of the recommended medical treatment may be significantly increasing their risk of death, a new study has found.

/ August 18, 2017
Zenith Alpha Graft Recall 2

Cook Medical Recalls Zenith Alpha Grafts

Cook Medical is recalling thousands of Zenith Alpha aorta grafts because they could increase the risk of blood clots.

/ August 18, 2017
"Free Cruise" Robocall Company May Owe You $900

“Free Cruise” Robocall Company May Owe You $900

If you ever got an automated phone call offering you a "free cruise," enter your phone number to see if you can claim up to $900 as part of a class action settlement with Carnival, Caribbean, and Norwegian.

/ August 18, 2017
Study Questions Risks of Using Abilify for Depression

Study Questions Using Abilify for Depression

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed by people who became addicted to gambling as a result of taking the anti-psychotic medication Abilify (aripiprazole) for depression and other mood disorders.

/ August 17, 2017