Dangerous Medical Devices not tested
According to Consumer Reports, many dangerous medical devices were never tested for safety and effectiveness. The report claims that some manufacturers do nothing more than file paperwork and pay a fee to have their
Antidepressants May Raise Risk for Pregnancy Complication
Pregnant women that take antidepressants known as SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) may have a slightly increased risk of developing a dangerously high blood pressure, according to Canadian researchers. Preeclampsia, the condition linked to
Thomas Doyle, J.C.D. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, came into existence in 1989, just five years after national attention was first focused on sexual molestation of minors by Catholic Clergy.
Antidepressants May Affect Head Size of Newborns
Women who are pregnant and taking certain antidepressants may be more likely to deliver an infant with reduced head growth, according to a new study. According to HealthDay News, the study also discovered that
Takeda Hid Actos Adverse Effects, Regulators Said
According to a whistle-blower, a U.S. unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. failed to accurately report hundreds of congestive heart failure cases associated with Actos, its diabetes drug.   Takeda did not properly classify “non-hospitalized
Birth Control Pills Recall
Seven lots of Glenmark Generics generic birth control pills Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol have been recalled due some blister packs putting the tablets in the wrong order, causing the pills to be ineffective.  
Pradaxa FDA Drug Safety Communication
The FDA has released a drug safety communication regarding the use of the blood thinning medication, Pradaxa. According to the FDA, serious bleeding events have occured after the use of Pradaxa. See the FDA
FDA Consumer Update: Statin Risks
Millions of Americans take statins for heart disease prevention. The FDA has released new important safety information regarding these cholesterol-lowering medications. According to the FDA, some brain-related impairments, such as memory loss, forgetfullness and
Bottle Design Problems Cause Infant Tylenol Recall
Johnson & Johnson is taking all infant Tylenol off the shelves in the United States due to problems some parents have experienced with the new bottle design. The new design, introduced about three months
First Hearing for Actos Lawsuit
Actos LawsuitThe first court hearing regarding an Actos lawsuit has been scheduled by a federal judge in Louisiana. The claim is that Actos, a diabetes drug, is related to an increased risk of bladder
FDA Consumer Update: Toothbrush Can Cause Chipped Teeth and Choking
Users of electronic toothbrushes beware. The FDA released a consumer update warning users of the Arm & Hammer Spin Brush, also known as the Crest Spinbrush, of unexpected dangers. The FDA alerts consumers that
Zoloft Lawsuit Consolidation
The manufacturer of the SSRI drug Zoloft has filed a motion to merge all federal Zoloft lawsuits related to Zoloft birth defects. Pfizer Pharmaceuticals is requesting that the Zoloft lawsuits be combined and presented
SSRI Use Raises Risk of Falls Resulting in Injury
A study has revealed a link between nursing home residents with dementia who have used an SSRI drug and an increased risk of a fall resulting in injury when compared to residents who have

FDA Vaginal Mesh Update

FDA Vaginal Mesh Update
According to the FDA, manufacturers have been asked to perform more studies in order to acquire additional information on the safety of transvaginal mesh, a surgical mesh device used in pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
Takeda named in suits over use of Actos
Three couples have filed lawsuits that claim Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the manufacturer of Actos, hid the fact that the drug has been associated with a risk of cancer. The three men involved in