Actos (pioglitazone) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Actos is for people with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone is sometimes used in combination with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes. For more information on Actos click here.
Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules is a prescription blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. PRADAXA is not for use in people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves. For more information on Pradaxa click here.
YAZ & Yasmin / Ocella
Yaz is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. It is also used to treat moderate acne in women who are at least 14 years old and have started having menstrual periods, and who wish to use birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. For more information on Yaz please click here.
GranuFlo is a product that is used by patients on dialysis and is manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care. It was recalled in early 2012, as it was linked to causing sudden side effects such as cardiac arrhythmia and hypoxemia, which can cause strokes, heart attacks, and death. To learn more about Granuflo click here.
Lipitor, the brand name for the drug atorvastatin, is a member of the drug class known as statins and a member of the statin class of hypolipidemics. It is used in the treatment of elevated total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, and to elevate HDL cholesterol. For more information on Lipitor click here.
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive cancer and out of the asbestos-related diseases, malignant mesothelioma is the most serious. Risk factors and the primary cause for mesothelioma is the exposure to asbestos. For more information on Mesothelioma click here.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most common prescribed antidepressants. Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. To learn more about SSRIs click here.