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LA Woman Files Taxotere Lawsuit over Hair Loss

Chemotherapy-related hair loss is common, with about 65% of chemo patients losing their hair. However, hair loss is a harrowing event; according to studies, nearly half of female chemo patients consider it to be the most traumatic part of chemo. The profound impact of hair loss is known to strike... Read more »

Talcum Powder Blamed for Deaths in Recent Lawsuit

Defendants Johnson & Johnson allegedly ignored the link between long-term talc powder use and ovarian cancer, claims a new joint lawsuit filed by 10 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs include six families of women who lost their lives to ovarian cancer that was allegedly caused by the long-term use of talc for... Read more »

New Study Highlights Nexium Dangers

Recent large scale epidemiological and retrospective studies have demonstrated links between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and an increased risk of renal failure, myocardial infarction and dementia. On top of this, medical experts say that up to 70 percent of patients that take PPIs for treatment of heartburn... Read more »

FDA Invokana Study Finds Potential Amputation Link

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a new safety alert regarding the type 2 diabetes drug canagliflozin — Invokana and Invokamet. The Agency issued a safety announcement on May 18, notifying patients and the medical community that results of an ongoing clinical trial revealed a higher number of... Read more »

Parents Blame Zofran for Son’s Heart Defects

Morning sickness is a common side effect of pregnancy. While mild morning sickness does not necessarily constitute a health risk, some parents are alleging that one treatment option for it might harm a developing baby. Two of these parents, who reside in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, have filed a lawsuit against... Read more »

Fresenius Announces $250 Million Granuflo Settlement

Fresenius Medical Care North America agreed to a $250 million settlement to resolve lawsuits that claim the company was aware of risks of their dialysis products yet failed to warn the public. The litigation centers upon Granuflo and Naturalyte, two dialysates that have been blamed for heart problems, strokes and death... Read more »