Reflux Drugs Tied to Bone Fractures in Children

By Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times. Infants are sometimes treated for gastroesophageal reflux with acid-suppressing medicines, but a new study suggests that they may increase the risk for bone fracture later in childhood. Researchers studied… Read More

Common Medications Causing Hearing Loss

From Because the ear is very sensitive to changes in overall health, smokers and those with high blood pressure are more likely to develop hearing loss due to the impact on their cardiovascular health,… Read More

Top 10 Fatal or Harmful Prescribing Errors.

Below is a list of 10 top prescribing errors that cause death or severe harm to patients. Data from observational research, patient safety incident reports, yellow card reports and medical indemnity claims was used to determine the top 10 errors. ...

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The Threat of Fake Medications

From The Atlantic. In 2016, an estimated 595,690 patients passed away from cancer. That same year, there were over 15.5 million Americans with a history of this terrible illness for whom it was not fatal. This is because the… Read More

Some Heartburn Meds Tied to Stomach Cancer

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News. Popping certain heartburn drugs like they’re candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests. The risk was proportionate to how long and how often these drugs, called proton pump… Read More

Lipitor Diabetes Lawsuits Mounting

By Lucy Campbell, Lawsuits and New York, NY.  Personal injury lawsuits filed against Pfizer, the maker of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) are mounting and, as a consequence, are being consolidated into Multi District… Read More

Low-T Testosterone Heart Risk Lawsuit

From the Journal of the American Medical Association. Men who take testosterone drugs are at increased risk of testosterone stroke and testosterone heart attack , according to a recent study. One testosterone drug, Androgel, warns… Read More