Filed Under: New York City, NY News – Lawsuits, Settlements, Information

Onfi Linked To Stevens-Johnson Syndrome & Epidermal Necrolysis

Onfi, also known by its official name of clobazam, is a controversial drug that has recently been linked to Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. Onfi is a benzodiazepine that is meant to affect unbalanced chemicals in patients’ brain that have anxiety, and is often prescribed to treat seizures correlated with such conditions as epilepsy […]

Drug Deaths in U.S. Quickly on Rise

Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times. The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl […]

Hernia Recurrence, Surgeries Possible With Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh

There are many hernia meshes on the market today, including the Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh, a device whose recurrence rates have led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. […]

Hernia Recurrence, Surgeries Possible With Covidien Hernia Mesh

There are many hernia meshes on the market today, including the Covidien hernia mesh, a device whose recurrence rates have led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. A […]

The True Secret To Weight Loss: Exercise vs. Diet

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 […]

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Could Lead to Recurrence, More Surgeries

Ethicon is a medical device company that manufactures the Physiomesh hernia mesh, a controversial device whose reoccurring revision rates led some patients to remove it and have ventral hernia repair. A surgical mesh is a medical device used to provide additional support to weakened or damaged tissue — in this case, a hernia. A hernia […]

Men Who Take Testosterone May Be Overconfident, Study Says

The sex hormone testosterone, associated with a sense of machismo, makes men confident — maybe too confident, according to a new study from Caltech, the Wharton School, Western University, and ZRT Laboratory reported by the New York Post. The nearly 250 men in the study were either given testosterone or a placebo, then asked to […]

Xigduo XR Linked To Kidney Disease & Diabetic Ketoacidosis

AstraZeneca is a medical device company that manufactures Xigduo XR — a controversial device that has recently been linked to Kidney disease and ketoacidosis. Xigduo XR contains two prescription medicines called dapagliflozin and metformin. The SGLT2 inhibitor is also used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with Type 2 diabetes when […]