Number of Ground Zero Workers with Cancer Rises to Over 2,500

In the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it has become increasingly clear that exposure to … [Continue Reading]

Weight-loss Supplement Linked to a Case of Liver Failure

A healthy 35-year-old woman who took a weight-loss supplement developed liver failure, and needed a … [Continue Reading]

OTC Acne Products Tied to Serious, Potentially Fatal Allergic Reactions

Over-the-counter acne products containing salicyclic acid or benzoyl peroxide are widely used by in … [Continue Reading]

Surgeon General Warns of Skin Cancer Risk with Tanning Beds

In light of rising skin cancer rates, U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak is warning the public to … [Continue Reading]

FDA Announces Recall of Unique Pharmaceuticals’ Sterile Drugs Over Insanitary Conditions

Unique Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. has just issued a nationwide recall involving all of its purportedly … [Continue Reading]


Number of Ground Zero Workers with Cancer Rises to Over 2,500

In the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it has become increasingly clear that exposure to toxic dust at ground zero is linked to cancer. Recent reports indicate a rise in the number of WTC rescue workers who developed cancer. According to the NY Post, The World Trade Center Health Program counts 1,655 cops, firefighters, [...]

Weight-loss Supplement Linked to a Case of Liver Failure

A healthy 35-year-old woman who took a weight-loss supplement developed liver failure, and needed a liver transplant, according to a new report on her case. The woman took three Saba Appetite Control and Energy (ACE) pills within two days, and two weeks later she developed jaundice, according to the report from researchers at the University [...]

OTC Acne Products Tied to Serious, Potentially Fatal Allergic Reactions

Over-the-counter acne products containing salicyclic acid or benzoyl peroxide are widely used by in the United States to treat acne and blemishes. However, Cleveland Clinic cautions, many may not be aware that these products can cause serious, even fatal allergic reactions in some consumers. According to Cleveland Clinic, salicyclic acid is a willow tree bark [...]

Surgeon General Warns of Skin Cancer Risk with Tanning Beds

In light of rising skin cancer rates, U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak is warning the public to avoid tanning beds, use sunscreen and stay in the shade. Each year, nearly 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer; 63,000 of those cases are serious. Indoor tanning beds can be linked to 6,000 of those cases, [...]

FDA Announces Recall of Unique Pharmaceuticals’ Sterile Drugs Over Insanitary Conditions

Unique Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. has just issued a nationwide recall involving all of its purportedly sterile compounded preparations within their expiry period. The recall, which was just announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), involves a potential lack of sterility assurance. The sterile drug preparations, which were compounded by the outsourcing facility, have not [...]

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Senate Declares July 30 National Whistleblower Appreciation Day

In a unanimous resolution, the U.S. Senate declared July 30, 2013 National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. In announcing the appreciation day, the National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) noted the tremendous contributions whistleblowers have made, as well as their struggles and sacrifices. The Senate resolution (S.Res.202), in addition to establishing the National Whistleblower Appreciation Day also encouraged government [...]

Despite Safety Risks, FDA Decides Not to Ban Transvaginal Mesh Products

Despite numerous safety concerns, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied a petition by consumer advocacy group Public Citizen to ban transvaginal mesh implants.  Transvaginal mesh products are used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. They have come under scrutiny in recent years due to reports that they cause serious [...]

GM’s Most Popular Pickup Trucks Have Been Recalled Six Times So Far This Year

General Motors’ two most popular trucks, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra have been recalled six times so far in 2014, making them the year’s most frequently recalled vehicles. Since hitting the market 12 months ago, the two trucks have been recalled nine times. The Silverado and the Sierra share the same frame [...]

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More Cancer Risks with Power Morcellators, Study Finds

Power morcellators have recently been under scrutiny due to reports that the tools can spread hidden uterine cancers known as sarcomas. Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found that the tools can also spread different types of cancer when used in a minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, procedure [...]

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Delatestryl Testosterone Injection Focus of New Lawsuit Brought in Canada

A lawsuit has been filed in Canada against the maker of, Delatestryl (Testosterone Enanthate), an injectable testosterone. Among the allegations are claims that consumers did not receive sufficient warning concerning the risks tied to the so-called “Low T” medication. Other allegations include that use of Low T treatment is also associated with increased risks for [...]