Category: Health News
Cook Celect IVC Filter Lawsuit Filed in Pennsylvania
A lawsuit has been filed by a man from Pennsylvania whose IVC filter broke and became embedded in his heart.
Invokana Amputation Risk Under Review by FDA
FDA investigates study linking diabetes drugs Invokana and Invokamet with a doubled risk of leg, foot, and toe amputations.
Pain, Seizure Drug Lyrica May Triple Risk of Birth Defects
Study finds a 6% risk of major birth defects from first-trimester exposure to Lyrica, a popular anti-seizure and pain medication.
E-Cigarette Explosion Injuries On the Rise [WARNING: Graphic]
In the last decade, millions of smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes thinking it was safer. Unfortunately, over 150 explosions have been reported and dozens of people have been severely burned, blinded, or permanently scarred.
Scientists Develop “Second Skin” to Fight Wrinkles
Scientists at MIT have created a new material that can temporarily tighten skin, smooth wrinkles, and potentially deliver medications to treat psoriasis or eczema.
Is OxyContin’s 12-Hour Dosing Claim a Lie?
It's no secret that opioid painkillers are addictive. So why did OxyContin fuel an epidemic of abuse? Some say it doesn't actually last 12 hours, leaving many patients craving more — and Big Pharma knew it.
IVC Filter Lawsuits Filed Against Cook Medical, Boston Scientific
Over 750 lawsuits have been filed against multiple manufacturers of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. Lawsuits claim the filters break, tilt, migrate, and perforate the heart or lungs.
Did Roundup Kill Jack McCall?
The family of a California farmer who died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has filed a Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto.
White America Has a Drug Problem
The CDC wants all baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. We have a cure, but the drugs are extremely expensive. Is this healthcare bubble about to pop?
Compulsive Sex and Gambling Linked to Abilify, Says U.S. Food & Drug Administration
FDA warning links anti-psychotic drugs Abilify and Aristada with uncontrollable urges to eat, gamble, shop, and have sex.