Criminal Deceptions drive Drug Company Profits
Would you trust your life or the lives of your loved ones to known criminals?  Criminal deceptions drive drug company profits. Doctored studies, international bribery, deceptive marketing, outright lies, fraud, and kickbacks are the norm
3M pays $9 Million for Soldiers’ Defective Earplugs
Earplugs Linked to Hearing Loss (Jan. 7, 2019) The 3M company agreed to pay the U.S. government $9.1 Million last summer to settle a lawsuit over defective earplugs that allegedly caused our soldiers hearing
How Diabetes Drugs cause Dangerous Genital Infections
The US FDA announced on August 29, 2018 that certain diabetes drugs can cause dangerous genital infections.  The agency warned that people suffering from type 2 diabetes can be injured by a terrible “side
Diabetes Drugs cause Gangrene
(Sept. 24, 2018)  Diabetes drugs can cause Fournier’s gangrene.  That was the shocking conclusion of the FDA last month after the agency said it received reports that 12 people contracted gangrene or necrotizing fasciitis
Women’s Pelvic Mesh Use Suspended in England
(August 9, 2018) Women’s pelvic mesh use was suspended in England last month pending government review.  English regulators suspended the surgical use of transvaginal mesh after listening to mesh-related horror stories from several women.  The
IVC Filters Need Randomized Controlled Trials
Medscape commentary published August 7, 2018 declares that IVC filters need randomized controlled trials (RCTs).  Authored by Vinay K. Prasad, MD MPH – a hematologist-oncologist – the opinion piece explains exactly what RCTs are
Physiomesh Hernia Repair Problems
Physiomesh used for hernia repair has caused serious problems for many people.  As a direct result, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon removed Physiomesh from the market in 2017. Complications from Physiomesh include hernia recurrence, mesh
Bayer Can’t Keep Essure Cases in Fed. Court
(July 25, 2018)  Bayer can’t keep Essure cases in federal court, said a Pennsylvania federal judge on Monday.  The judge ordered 16 consolidated Essure lawsuits back to state court.  The cases were brought by
New Study questions IVC Filters
(July 16, 2018)  A new study questions the use of IVC filters in DVT patients undergoing CDT, catheter-directed thrombosis. The study led by Temple University showed no in-hospital mortality benefit, and worse.  It  showed
Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Mesh Losses Mount
(July 10, 2018) – In 31 transvaginal mesh (TVM) trials so far, 22 have concluded with verdicts in favor of plaintiffs.  Eleven (or half) of those verdicts have gone against Johnson & Johnson and
100,000 Women suing over Gynecological Mesh
(July 7, 2018)  The mainstream media has finally recognized that a huge number of women are suing mesh manufacturers over their plastic products.  A CBS news story reported last month that nearly 50,000 women are
Are Generic Drugs really the same as Brand?
Are generic drugs really the same as brand?  From a legal perspective, the answer is a resounding, “No, generic drugs are not the same as brand-name drugs.”  Not when it comes to liability for
Cook Medical loses $1.2 Million IVC Filter Verdict
(May 25, 2018)  Cook Medical must pay $1.2 million to compensate a man who was implanted with a Cook Celect IVC filter, said a Texas jury Thursday.  Following a three-week trial, the jury of
Medical Devices Wild West for Profits, Safety Problems
Dubious medical devices like IVC filters, heart stents, and metal-on-metal hip implants are allowed on the US market through some very questionable means. Most people assume the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extensively tests
Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Concerns
Metal-on-metal hip implant concerns have gotten the FDA’s attention. The agency announced in December 2017 that metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants carry unique risks, in addition to the general risks of all hip implants. The