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|Sofia Vergara, Thyroid Cancer Survivor, Pushes for Awareness|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:47|
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Sofia Vergara, Thyroid Cancer Survivor, Pushes for Awareness
By John Curran
As with many tragedies, survival pulls many together. It is one reason why Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara, who has dealt with thyroid cancer and hypothyroidism, is shedding some clothes for National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. However, awareness of Vergara’s cancer might also benefit those who had no idea they contracted thyroid cancer from diabetes drugs like Januvia.
Recent studies have confirmed a link between Type-2 diabetes drugs like Januvia and Byetta and an increased risk of thyroid cancer. Vergara’s thyroid cancer – which was not caused by Januvia -- has been in remission for decades. However, a little bit of titillation should bring more awareness to thyroid cancer and influence people to learn about these potential risks.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:47|
|Yaz Increases Risk of Blood Clots & Related Medical Problems|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:35|
Yaz Increases Risk of Blood Clots & Related Medical Problems
By Robert J. Boumis
Oral contraceptives were a complete game-changer when they hit the market in the 1960s. It gave women unprecedented control over their reproduction. Unfortunately, one form of oral contraceptive, Yaz, has been linked with a high risk of life-threatening blood clots and related side effects.
Yaz is a hormone-based contraceptive that contains drospirenone. This drug works by mimicking human hormones that essentially tell a woman’s body not to release an egg, preventing conception. Additionally, these same hormones can help mitigate certain hormone-related problems like acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Yaz was first approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration in 2001.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:35|
|Lamictal May Cause Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) & TEN|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:31|
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Lamictal May Cause Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) & TEN
By Robert J. Boumis
Epilepsy is a terrifying disorder. Victims may injure themselves with violent spasms. Even the most subtle seizures can cause confusing and disorienting gaps in memory. Anti-seizure medication can help give epileptics back some control over their lives. However, some anti-seizure drugs like Lamictal may cause life-threatening side effects. One of the most serious side effects Lamictal is Stevens Johnson Syndrome – a potentially fatal skin reaction that produces painful blisters and peeling.
What is Lamictal?
Lamictal is the trade name of the drug lamotrigine. This drug is produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Like many drugs that treat issues with the brain, Lamictal has found multiple uses. It is an anticonvulsant, but is also approved to treat bipolar disorder, and occasionally used “off-label” to treat depression. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved the drug as a mood stabilizer -- the first approved since Lithium over 30 years ago.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:31|
|Mirena IUD Perforated Uterus, Lawsuit Plaintiff Claims|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:27|
Mirena IUD Perforated Uterus, Lawsuit Plaintiff Claims
By John Curran
Notably, they occurred several years after her doctor first inserted the device. After the IUD dislodged and migrated through her body, Jessica Caruthers said that she dealt with severe side effects that included uterine perforation.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:27|
|Two Sisters File GranuFlo Wrongful Death Lawsuit|
|Monday, 06 May 2013 09:41|
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Two Sisters File GranuFlo Wrongful Death Lawsuit
By Jessica Tyner
GranuFlo lawsuits continue to be filed, with a recent lawsuit filed by two sisters in California who lost their mother to GranuFlo. In late March 2013, the sisters joined forces to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their mother, just one of the many victims of GranuFlo who were given the drug as an integral part of her kidney dialysis treatment.
It had been exactly one year since the FDA had recalled GranuFlo after receiving numerous complaints about death and cardiac arrest. Just like so many of the other victims, their mother was being treated as a Fresenius Dialysis Center, conveniently also the maker of GranuFlo. Their story isn’t rare, and it just strengthens the link between the dialysis drug and unusual heart complications among dialysis patients treated with the drug.
|Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 09:41|
|Effective Antidepressants May Cause Major Birth Defects|
|Monday, 06 May 2013 09:37|
Effective Antidepressants May Cause Major Birth Defects
By Amanda Antell
An SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) is a class of compounds typically complied together to form antidepressants. They are the first kind of psychotropic drug discovered by using the process of “rational drug design.” This process starts with a specific biological target and creates a molecule designed specifically to counteract it. SSRIs are the most widely prescribed antidepressants in many countries, and include Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, Lexapro and many other popular brands.
|Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 09:37|