November 30, 2015

Xarelto

Xarelto (generic name rivaroxaban) is a new-generation anticoagulant that was approved in 2011. Manufactured by Bayer and marketed in the United States by Johnson and Johnson, it is one of the newest blood thinners on the market used to reduce the risk of strokes and …

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November 23, 2015

WHAT ARE IVC FILTERS?

Inferior Vena Cava filters (IVC) is a small metal device that were designed to stop blood clots before they can travel to the lungs. The filter device looks like a metal cage and is surgically implanted into the patients vein. IVC filters are used in …

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November 17, 2015

WHAT IS SURGICAL MESH?

Surgical mesh used in transvaginal surgeries was initially designed for use in correcting abdominal hernias. It wasn’t until recently that the manufacturers began selling surgical mesh products that are inserted vaginally in order to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence in women. The mesh provides …

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October 29, 2013

Wellbutrin News

Wellbutrin, an antidepressant medication, is used to treat major depression and seasonal affective disorder. There is one brand of the drug, Zyban, which is used to help people stop smoking by reducing withdrawal effects and cravings. Wellbutrin Side Effects The side effects associated with the …

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October 29, 2013

Prozac News

One of the most common mental disorders in the United States is depression, to which pharmaceutical companies responded with an ever-growing number of antidepressant medications. However, along with the effectiveness and use of the antidepressant drugs, health care professionals have raised concerns over the complications …

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October 29, 2013

Paxil News

Paxil is prescribed by doctors to treat major depression and other disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. It is also used in cases of chronic headaches, bipolar disorder, for tingling in the hands and feet caused …

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April 11, 2013

Pradaxa News

Pradaxa Lawsuits More than 250 suffered side effects, such as gastrointestinal, rectal, and brain bleeding, by using the blood thinner Pradaxa, and have now filed lawsuits against Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s manufacturer. Doctors wrote millions of prescriptions for the drug because Pradaxa was heavily …

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April 11, 2013

Transvaginal Mesh News

Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgeries May fail to Restore Patient’s Health Due to the defective design of many of the transvaginal mesh devices, many women have been forced to undergo multiple corrective surgeries to remove the device. The repairs though have often left the patients worse …

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April 11, 2013

Yaz Legal Claims

Legal Claims due to Yasmin and Yaz cost Bayer $1.5 billion In April 2012, consumers were alerted by the FDA that drospirenone, the active synthetic hormone ingredient used in Yasmin, Yaz, and Ocella, may be associated with increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots. There …

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April 10, 2013

Actos News

Actos and Bladder Cancer Rates In order to understand how the diabetes drug Actos affects those who take it, researchers compared the side effects that occur with the use of Actos with how those who don’t take it fare. Medical studies done in the United …

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