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|Chicago Man Blames Propecia for His Divorce|
|Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:24|
Chicago Man Blames Propecia for His Divorce
By Jessica Tyner
"Larry" from Chicago took Propecia for 15 years to treat his male pattern baldness, and didn't link his sexual dysfunction to the drug until it was too late. Like many men, he was worried about losing his hair at a young age and was prescribed Propecia -- one of the most popular anti-baldness drugs on the market. However, it's also been strongly linked to a slew of sexual dysfunctions, which is a big strain on any marriage. According to Larry, Propecia is the cause for his recent divorce.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:24|
|Vaginal Mesh Protestors Call for Transparency|
|Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:19|
Vaginal Mesh Protestors Call for Transparency
By Jessica Tyner
In Canada in a the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a slew of vaginal mesh protestors came out in droves on the weekend of May 13 in support of victims.
Gathering outside the Saskatoon City Hospital, they held signs calling for vaginal mesh information, education and transparency amidst the numerous cases of women suffering painful, complicated and lifelong vaginal mesh side effects. The protestors were comprised of vaginal mesh sufferers, including women who paid well into five figures for surgeries to have the complications treated.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 10:09|
|High Hip Implant Failure Rate Leads to Lawsuits, Recalls|
|Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:14|
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High Hip Implant Failure Rate Leads to Lawsuits, Recalls
By Anne Bucher
Johnson & Johnson manufactures a hip implant that features a ball and socket joint that is made entirely of metal. This metal-on-metal hip implant is different than older devices, which contain metal components in combination with ceramic or plastic materials. These older hip replacement systems are expected to last for at least 15 years before they will need to be replaced.
Metal-on-metal hip implants were initially considered to be more durable than the older devices. However, post-marketing data suggests that metal hip implants are subject to corrosion, which causes the device to shed metallic debris. This metallic debris can cause painful side effects, such as:
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:14|
|Pradaxa Victim Hospitalized & Requires Blood Transfusion|
|Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:19|
Pradaxa Victim Hospitalized & Requires Blood Transfusion
By Jessica Tyner
Robert Connelly is the latest Pradaxa victim to come forward with his nightmare experience. Connelly claims his doctor didn’t warn him about the possible side effects of Pradaxa, including internal bleeding, when he was prescribed the drug in May 2011. Connelly took Pradaxa until September 2011 when he was hospitalized for severe internal gastrointestinal bleeding.
Connelly’s internal bleeding was so serious that he needed blood transfusions for five units of blood, was hospitalized for five days, and doctors also scheduled a colonoscopy and EGD. Beyond the expensive stay and procedures, Connelly is suing the makers of Pradaxa for mental and physical anguish. He’ll require ongoing medical care to ensure the gastrointestinal bleeding is in check, which will require him to possibly take time off of work, further impacting his income.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:19|
|Various Governments Withdraw Actos, Issue Warnings|
|Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:15|
Various Governments Withdraw Actos, Issue Warnings
By Robert J. Boumis
The drug Actos was marketed to help people with type-2 diabetes. However, post-market surveillance and several studies have revealed that Actos users may face a substantially increased risk of bladder cancer.
In 2008, the drug Actos was the tenth-bestselling drug in the United States, brining in over 2.4 billion dollars in revenue. The drug works by altering the transcription of insulin-sensitive genes, reducing insulin resistance. This helps diabetics control their blood sugar. It has also been found to reduce the risk of pre-diabetes converting to full-blown type-2 diabetes. Additionally, Actos originally appeared to cause fewer serious side effects than some similar diabetes drugs. However, these benefits could be offset by the risk of life-threatening bladder cancer.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:15|
|Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Blood Clot Risks|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:52|
Certain Birth Control Pills Linked to Blood Clot Risks
By Anne Bucher
Drospirenone is a synthetic hormone that is used in some types of birth control pills. Drospirenone is sold under the brand names Yaz, Yasmin, Beyaz and Ocella. It has been approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder and moderate acne. These birth control pills have been marketed as a miracle pill that improves the moods and physical symptoms associated with menstruation.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:52|