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Mike Ferrara

Prescription Drug Deaths at an All-Time High

For the first time in history, more Americans are dying from drug-related causes than in auto accidents. According to a recent study by the CDC, in 2009, drugs killed more than 37,000 men, women and…

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FDA Recommends Against Using Jet Injectors for the Flu Vaccine

Last week, the FDA informed health care providers that they should not be administering flu vaccines with needleless jet injectors, which have become more popular recently as an alternative to the…

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Injured by a Generic Drug? Too Bad, Says the Supreme Court

Last week, Justice Clarence Thomas authored an opinion for the Supreme Court finding that federal law preempts all state law cases against generic drug manufacturers who fail to sufficiently warn…

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GlaxoSmithKline to Pay $750 Million for Felony Fraud

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline is pleading guilty to criminal felony charges in an American investigation into its manufacturing practices at a Puerto Rico plant, and will pay $750 million in…

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Does Your Doctor Get Big Bucks from Big Pharma?

Earlier this year, a new federal law was passed requiring doctor gifts from drug and medical device companies to be published in an online database that will be freely accessible…

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Obesity Drug Meridia Pulled for Increased Stroke/Heart Attack Risks

Obesity Drug Meridia Pulled for Increased Stroke/Heart Attack Risks

Last week, the FDA announced that Abbott Laboratories is voluntarily removing its popular obesity drug…

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Avandia Increases Heart Risks, But FDA Won’t Pull It

The diabetes drug Avandia, which has been linked to an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks, is not yet off the market, but its use will now be restricted by the FDA to patients…

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Common Pain Meds Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

A medical study in Denmark has found that common pain medications, including many available over the counter, increase healthy people’s risk of death by cardiovascular events, such…

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FDA Investigates 775 Serious Side Effects from McNeil OTC Drugs

In the wake of the recent recall of children’s Tynelol, Motrin, and other Johnson & Johnson products due to filthy conditions in the company’s Philadelphia-area…

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Undisclosed Chemicals in Perfumes Cause Allergies, Asthma, and Other Health Problems

According to a report recently released by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, perfume companies do not list an average of 14 ingredients in their fragrance products, even when these…