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Attorneys seek to freeze assets of owners of compounding pharmacy blamed for meningitis outbreak
The compounding pharmacy blamed for mixing and distributing contaminated steroid shots that have killed dozens of people and sickened hundreds more paid out more than $70 million to company insiders since 2006, attorneys for creditors of the pharmacy said.
Hepatitis C therapy linked to potentially deadly skin reactions
Serious skin reactions, some of which have been fatal, have been reported in patients taking the hepatitis C drug Incivek (telaprevir) in combination with the drugs peginteferon alpha and ribavirin (known together as Incivek combination treatment), the Food and Drug
Singer Andy Williams dies from bladder cancer
Singer Andy Williams passed away last week after a brief battle with bladder cancer. He was 84.
Ortho Evra birth control patch now warns of death, permanent disability from blood clots
Stronger warnings have been placed on packages of the Ortho Evra birth control patch, informing users that studies suggest women who use the patch are at greater risk of developing potentially life-threatening blood clots than women who use some oral
Texas is epicenter of West Nile virus outbreak
Dallas County, Texas, is launching an attack on its mosquito population in an effort to stem what is shaping up to be one of the worst outbreaks of West Nile virus in our nation’s history. The disease has killed 26
Patients on blood thinners should be aware of possible interactions
Blood thinners are lifesavers for some patients, but they also come with a risk for bleeding. Even patients who have been on the medication for years can become seriously ill or even die if they are not aware of potential
Chrysler says Jeep recall unnecessary despite fatal fiery crashes
The investigation into fuel tank-related fires on 5.1 million 1993-2004 model year Jeep Grand Cherokees is conjuring up memories of one of the most controversial cars in history, the Ford Pinto.
People with sleep apnea more likely to die from cancer
An estimated 28 million Americans have sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of abnormally low breathing, during sleep. A new study suggests that people who suffer from the condition may be five times
Woman warns others about dangers of transvaginal mesh
“One night I emailed my sons and told them goodbye,” Teresa Sawyer told The Press. “I really thought I was going to die. I made them promise me that if something happened to me they would spread the word and
Adrenaline for cardiac arrest linked to brain damage, death in long term
Giving patients a shot of adrenaline to jolt their hearts back to beating after cardiac arrest can help save lives, but it could cause damage to the brain in the long term, according to a new study published in the