Johnson & Johnson accused of destroying or losing transvaginal mesh documents ahead of trial
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit destroyed or lost more than a decade of documents related to its Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh, lawyers representing plaintiffs suing the manufacturer over mesh injuries allege.
Bill requires more government oversight for larger compounding pharmacies
President Barack Obama signed into law new legislation that gives the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more regulatory control over compounding pharmacies. The move comes 15 months after authorities linked a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak to contaminated steroid shots manufactured
Study links insulin therapy to bladder cancer deaths in diabetics
Type 2 diabetics on insulin therapy are more likely to die from bladder cancer than those using other treatments, a new study suggests.
European drug regulators place stronger birth defects warnings on SSRI antidepressants
Four years before she became pregnant, Anna Wilson was prescribed the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) to treat symptoms of anxiety. Her doctor told her that it would be OK to continue to take the medication even when she starting trying to
Emergency contraceptive pills may be less effective in overweight women
Some emergency contraception pills may not be as effective in overweight women, a new study shows.
Doctor: Adequately testing testosterone levels a complicated process
Aggressive marketing campaigns by drug companies peddling testosterone replacement products have prompted many men to ask their doctors if their low libido and lack of energy may be caused by low testosterone levels. A “simple” blood test can determine if
Steroids used to prevent premature birth may cause behavior problems in children
Steroid injections given to prevent premature delivery in pregnant women at risk for early labor may put the baby at risk for behavioral and emotional problems later in life, a new study suggests.
FDA orders 23andMe to stop marketing genetic testing kits
DNA testing company 23andMe has been ordered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop marketing its over-the-counter genetic test because it is being sold illegally to diagnose diseases and there is no proof the test actually works.
Study: Men with average testosterone levels live longer
Men with too high or too low levels of testosterone in their systems face more health problems than men with average levels of the hormone, according to a study published in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Experts caution against statin use to lower breast cancer risk
A new study has linked high cholesterol to an increased risk of breast cancer, prompting researchers to question whether cholesterol-lowering statins could help prevent cancer. However, cancer charities cautioned that it is too soon to advise women to take statins