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Rick Shapiro

Watch Out for the Deadly Duodenoscope Superbug

Olympus, the manufacturer of the endoscope involved in two superbug deaths at UCLA, never had FDA approval to sell the device. The device is used in patients with gastrointestinal complaints. The FDA was unaware, until 2013, that Olympus started selling […]

Kevin Duffan

FDA Requires New Warnings, Tighter Prescribing for Low-T Treatments

Extensive advertising for testosterone replacement therapy that promises sufferers of the recently minted condition of “low-T” benefits such as weight loss, increased muscle mass, higher sexual drive, increased sexual performance and sharper mental concentration has prompted growing numbers of men […]

Jim Lewis

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Surprises Drug Companies With Potentially Damaging Decision

Drug companies are likely unhappy and worried about future lawsuits after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling late last month which said they could be sued for defectively designed drugs, something that has not previously been allowed. The 4-2 […]

Patrick Austin

Risks Associated with New Diabetes Medication May Outweigh Potential Benefits

The dangers of Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca diabetes medication may outweigh their benefits, according to U.S. regulators. The two pills, which represent a new class of diabetes medication, are targeted not only at diabetics, but also those that suffer from high blood pressure and […]

Randy Appleton

Electronic Cigarette Makers Feel Increasing Heat From Safety Officials

Public health officials in the nation’s three largest cities are currently weighing plans to ban the smoking of electronic cigarettes, known as “vaping.” The move is being advocated by some health officials who say the vapors emitted by e-cigarettes can […]

Mark Favaloro

Young Women Claim HPV Vaccine Left Them Infertile

Two young women from Wisconsin have filed a claim in federal court arguing that the HPV vaccines they received led to premature ovarian failure and left them unable to get pregnant. The two women, 19 and 20-year-old sisters, have sparked […]

Jim Lewis

USPlabs Supplement, OxyElite Pro, Responsible for Hepatitis Outbreaks

If you google OxyELITE Pro you’ll come up with a guarantee that the product is a pharmacist formulated “Super Thermogenic™” so laser targeted, its potency is unmatched.  It sounds very impressive doesn’t it?  It even goes on to say, “Unlike […]

Kevin Duffan

How to Protect Yourself from Dangerous Online Pharmacies

In this economy saving money on the cost of medications is a big deal to thousands of Americans. One way people try to save money is by purchasing their medicine through on-line pharmacies. Although there are reputable ones there are […]

Rick Shapiro

Are Mirena and Essure Birth Control Methods More Dangerous Than Women Think?

Mirena and Essure are internal forms of birth control that can prevent pregnancy for years at a time. Often after a women has finished having children her doctor will recommend these as an option. However thousands of women have been […]

Jim Lewis

Authorities Cracking Down On Unlawful Diabetes Drugs

With an enormous assortment of diabetes drugs currently on the market, the United States Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on illegal or potentially-dangerous drugs marketed from within and without the U.S.  Diabetes affects over twenty-five million Americans, and there […]