WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the controversial birth control device Essure, beginning on April 9. Essure is a non-invasive permanent birth control procedure involving the insertion of two small nickel-titanium coils placed inside the fallopian tubes to spur the growth of scar […]
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A review published July 2017 in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association focuses on the off-label use of antipsychotic medications in older adults with dementia, and why caregivers should take caution with these medications, according to U.S. News & World Report. Dementia is a brain disease that causes long-term decline in the ability to […]
Bayer, the pharmaceutical company, will discontinue the marketing and sales of the controversial birth control device Essure in all countries outside of the United States, the company announced Monday. Multiple reports have linked the Essure implants to health problems, including chronic pain and bleeding, but Bayer said it’s pulling the device from non-U.S. markets for […]
A U.S. regulator this week told Pfizer Inc’s Meridian Medical Technologies division, maker of the EpiPen injector device, that serious component and product failures have been associated with patient deaths and severe illness.
A Los Angeles jury awarded a California woman $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has granted a request for a consolidated docket of federal lawsuits claiming Ethicon’s Physiomesh device caused injury, according to Harris Martin Publishing. Physiomesh is an implantable device sold by Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson that is used during laparoscopic herniorrhaphy to repair hernias. Ethicon and J&J marketed Physiomesh […]
A new study has found a correlation between prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors and risk of early death, according to the Chicago Tribune. Proton pump inhibitors are a type of medication used most often to treat heartburn, but also to help relieve symptoms of acid reflux and stomach ulcers. They work by reducing the amount of stomach […]
Changing your diet can have a much larger impact on weight control than sweating it out on the stair climber. If these calorie counts seem daunting, don’t be discouraged. Here’s 15 small changes you can make to your diet TODAY to kickstart weight loss.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has recently created a centralized MDL docket for claims that Bayer’s Mirena IUD contraceptive system causes intracranial hypertension, or pseudotumor cerebri.
Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with trendy diets, quick fixes and bogus weight loss claims. And, nowadays, people will pay big bucks in an attempt to uncover the secret to shedding pounds. Yet, all the low-carb diets and self-help books don’t seem to be translating into successful weight loss for the general […]