FDA Requires Testosterone Products to Include General Warning About Blood Clots

In late January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement stating that the agency would begin investigating adverse heart risks associated with testosterone products, including Low T drugs such as AndroGel® and Axiron®. The warning was issued after several studies found that men taking Low T drugs faced significantly increased…

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San Diego Woman Experiences Liver Failure After Using OxyElite Pro

Another reported case of liver injury has turned up in connection to the dietary weight loss supplement OxyElite Pro – this time from San Diego. According to an official from the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency – which also issued a consumer warning for OxyElite Pro this past Wednesday – a…

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Merck & Co. Offers Transparency in Ongoing Review of Diabetes Treatments

In the wake of U.S. regulators opening a formal investigation regarding the safety of various diabetes medications several months ago, the American Diabetes Association announced this week that they will be conducting an independent review of data about the safety of diabetes treatments, including Merck & Co.’s Januvia. Januvia, a popular type-2 diabetes medication,…

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Soup Cup Design Causes Severe Child Burn Injuries, Lawsuit Alleges

Last year, a three-year-old boy in Lancaster, California suffered severe burns after his sister left a cup of boiled water on the counter. In the few minutes that the teenage sister left her brother alone with the cup of hot soup, the boiling contents spilled onto the child’s head. The incident left the child…

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Baby Foods May Contain Lead, Lawsuit Alleges

A San Francisco lawsuit claims that popular baby food products may contain trace amounts of lead. According to the claim, Gerber Products Co., Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation, Del Monte Foods, and other manufacturers may produce baby foods that contain lead but don’t carry a warning label. The lawsuit was filed by an environmental group and…

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Petition To Administer Convicted Pedophile To State Hospital Will Be Determined Friday

L.A. County prosecutors are seeking justice on behalf of two children that were molested by one of the Archdiocese’s most prolific sexual offenders. At a Friday arraignment, prosecutors will motion to have a convicted child molester committed to a state hospital correction facility indefinitely upon finishing his prison sentence. In 1986, Michael Stephen Baker…

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AlloDerm® Complications

Concerns regarding the use of AlloDerm, in the treatment of hernia repair, have begun to manifest in the healthcare community. What was once considered a safe alternative to traditional skin grafts, is now the alleged culprit in a number of cases regarding AlloDerm injuries. Unfortunately, AlloDerm complications have become synonymous with dangerously high failure…

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Popular Anticonvulsants May Inpaire Cognitive Development

Valproate, the active ingredient found in many popular anticonvulsant medications, has recently become the target in yet another onslaught of public scrutiny. Already widely protested for its association with congenital birth defects, valproate is now being blamed for prohibiting the proper development of cognitive abilities in children. Infants born to mothers who undergo valproate…

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