Author Archives: Jennifer Walker-Journey

Mental anguish from gynecomastia can last decades

Posted: July 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Lorne Jaffe, a stay-at-home dad and blogger for the Huffington Post describes life with gynecomastia, a condition in which adolescent boys grow breasts, this way: “I grew up a seemingly normal, slightly chubby boy who by age 11 had a

Adherence to statin therapy linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

Posted: July 23, 2014 Pharmaceutical

People who adhere to statin therapy to lower their cholesterol levels and reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease are at greater risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Controversial analysis suggests Actos may help protect users from dementia

Posted: July 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The type 2 diabetes drug Actos could help ward off dementia, a new analysis has found. However, researcher say more analysis is needed as well as adverse side effects addressed before the medication can be recommended as a preventative measure.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue three years after FDA warning

Posted: July 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

It has been three years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication warning the public that complications with transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence were not

Lipitor side effects lawsuits mounting against Pfizer

Posted: July 22, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Lawsuits have been mounting against drugmaker Pfizer alleging the company failed to warn the public that its top selling cholesterol-lowering statin Lipitor could cause type 2 diabetes.

Hormonal contraceptives may increase risk of gestational diabetes

Posted: July 21, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Women who use contraceptives that contain hormones before they become pregnant may be at greater risk for developing gestational diabetes once they do get pregnant, according to a new study.

Cancer Society addresses ovarian cancer risks with talcum powder products

Posted: July 21, 2014 Personal Injury

The American Cancer Society has updated its website with more detailed information about the link between talcum powder and cancer as lawsuits mount against consumer health care giant Johnson & Johnson alleging the company refuses to warn consumers that its

Pre-diabetes diagnoses benefit drug companies more than patients

Posted: July 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Non-diabetics with higher-than-recommended blood sugar levels and thus at risk for developing type 2 diabetes are considered pre-diabetic, however classifying large numbers of people with pre-diabetes offers more benefit to drug companies than those diagnosed with the condition, researchers argue.

New blood clot warning added to safety labels of testosterone replacement therapies

Posted: July 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

The safety labels of testosterone replacement treatments have been updated to include warnings of an increased risk of life threatening blood clots. The update comes on the heels of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety alert notifying the public

Fresenius faces more lawsuits over generic drugs

Posted: July 20, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Fresenius Kabi, one of four business segments of the worldwide dialysis service and product provider Fresenius Medical Care, is being accused by drugmaker Cubist Pharmaceuticals of infringing on four patents for the intravenous antibiotic Cubicin, used to treat skin and