Heart Surgery Patient Claims Heater-Cooler Device Caused Stroke
Kenneth Piechowski underwent open-heart surgery in December 2014 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia to replace a faulty aortic valve. All seemed well until May, when he became weak and lethargic for no apparent reason. Then all of a...
Clinton Outpaces Rivals in Big Pharma Donations
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has received more campaign contributions from drug companies than every other candidate in the 2016 field combined, even as she declares herself one of the industry’s toughest critics.
FLDS Sued for of Wrongful Arrest, Discrimination Against Non-Members
Two residents of the community of Short Creek, Arizona, who were arrested last year for trespassing have filed a lawsuit (PDF) alleging that they were discriminated against because they are not members of the city’s dominant polygamous Fundamentalist Church of...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned on Flights in U.S., Europe and Asia
At least eight international airlines are prohibiting Samsung Note 7 smartphones on their flights over concerns that the devices can overheat, catch fire and even explode. The ban means that travelers will also be unable to carry the phones in...
No Benefits of Testosterone for ‘Low T’ Found in Clinical Trials: Study
Men who take testosterone supplements for cardiovascular, sexual and physical function aren’t likely to see any benefits, according to a new study published in the medical journal PLOS ONE.
FDA Reaffirms Safety of Xarelto in A-Fib Patients
After a comprehensive review, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) is a safe and effective alternative to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (a-fib).
More Ice Cream Recalled Over Listeria in Cookie Dough
At least four companies have issued recalls for ice cream products that contain cookie dough pieces that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that causes severe foodborne illness.