Archive for February 2017

Abilify and Harmful Drugs Prescribed to Help

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Even the most helpful drugs can be harmful drugs. Have you ever listened to all of the side effects rattled off at the end of a drug commercial? They’re so common at this point that they almost feel like background noise.  Take the time to listen, however, and this relentless roll call of side effects…

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Xarelto Is the Worst Offender In a Study of Blood Thinners

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A new study examining the relative effectiveness of modern blood thinners finds that Xarelto is the most likely to cause gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Researchers at the mayo Clinic conducted a large population-based study on three popular anticoagulant brands: Eliquis, Pradaxa, and Xarelto. Data from more than 50,000 patients was analyzed to determine rates of GI bleeding, which is…

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ACP Advice Aims to Cut Reliance on Onglyza and Invokana

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Diabetes drugs Onglyza and Invokana could be more trouble than they’re worth, according to new guidelines from one of the country’s most respected medical organizations. The American College of Physicians (ACP) has urged healthcare providers to exercise restraint when prescribing these and other popular diabetes medications. Specifically, the guidelines recommend restraint on prescriptions of costly SGLT2 and…

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Roundup Cancer Warning: Will California Lead the Way?

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California last week edged closer to adding a label warning consumers about the danger of Roundup Weed Killer cancer.  Judge Kristi Kapeta, who serves the Fresno County Superior Court, took the state’s latest step towards a formal warning on the Monsanto product. Kapeta confirmed a tentative ruling that would allow California to become the first…

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Liability for Cerebral Palsy Caused by Medical Negligence

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Cerebral palsy (CP) is a devastating neurological condition that affects around 8,000 newborns and infants in the U.S. every year. Because the disorder develops as the brain is forming, it is often related to a prior brain injury, including complications during pregnancy or birth. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy caused by medical negligence is one of the…

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