Eli Lilly’s Aggressive Marketing of Testosterone Drug Subject of Lawsuits

A man who suffered a heart attack after he began using Eli Lilly’s testosterone replacement drug … [Continue Reading]

Big Tobacco Companies Put Severe Warning Labels on E-Cigarettes

Amid growing debate about the health effects of e-cigarettes, the Big Tobacco companies that produce … [Continue Reading]

Ford Announces Recall of 850,000 Cars for Air Bag Flaw

Ford Motor Co. has recalled 850,000 cars because of an electrical problem that could the prevent the … [Continue Reading]

Deadline to Register with 9/11 VCF Approaches

For some WTC rescue workers and first responders who suffer 9/11-related illnesses after helping … [Continue Reading]

FDA Cracks Down on Male Enhancement Products, Which Are Described as Dangerous by Experts

Federal experts and doctors are saying that many so-called “male enhancement products” may be … [Continue Reading]


Eli Lilly’s Aggressive Marketing of Testosterone Drug Subject of Lawsuits

A man who suffered a heart attack after he began using Eli Lilly’s testosterone replacement drug Axiron alleges in a lawsuit that the drug maker failed to adequately warn of the risk of heart attacks and stroke with Axiron. Lilly’s Axiron marketing describes “symptoms” of “Low T,” including decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, fatigue and [...]

Big Tobacco Companies Put Severe Warning Labels on E-Cigarettes

Amid growing debate about the health effects of e-cigarettes, the Big Tobacco companies that produce some of the most popular e-cigarettes have put detailed and severe warnings on the product labels. MarkTen e-cigarette packages warn that nicotine “is addictive and habit forming, and is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if [...]

Ford Announces Recall of 850,000 Cars for Air Bag Flaw

Ford Motor Co. has recalled 850,000 cars because of an electrical problem that could the prevent the air bags from deploying in a crash. The recall includes the Ford C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years, The Detroit News reports.  Ford estimates that the recall will cost $500 [...]

Deadline to Register with 9/11 VCF Approaches

For some WTC rescue workers and first responders who suffer 9/11-related illnesses after helping with the recovery efforts, deadlines are approaching quickly. If members were diagnosed on or before October 12, 2012 with one of the cancers added to the list of eligible conditions on that date, the deadline to register with the Victim Compensation [...]

FDA Cracks Down on Male Enhancement Products, Which Are Described as Dangerous by Experts

Federal experts and doctors are saying that many so-called “male enhancement products” may be associated with deadly outcomes. They also note that the marketing use to sell these products is deceptive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued 20 public notifications in 2014, alone, that named tainted Internet products that are sold with names [...]

FDA Warns of Heart and Brain Blood Vessel Risks with Asthma Medication Xolair

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), after a review of a five-year safety study for the asthma medication Xolair (omalizumab), has found a slightly increased risk of problems involving blood vessels to the heart and brain in patients taking Xolair. The FDA has added information about these potential risks to the drug’s label. The FDA [...]

Study Links NSAID Use to Increased Risk of Blood Clots, Pulmonary Embolism

According to a study published in the journal Rheumatology, using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can increase the risk of venous thromboembolism, which encompasses deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). NSAIDs are one of the most commonly used medications around the world, therefore the findings have important implications. MedicalXpress reports that NSAIDs have been [...]

Chrysler Adds 350,000 Older Vehicles to Ignition Switch Recall

Chrysler has announced the recall of 350,000 older cars and SUVs to fix defective ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall, a problem similar to the one that caused the recall of millions of General Motors vehicles this year. The ignition switches in these vehicles can slip out of the “on” position after [...]

High-Powered Magnet Toys Banned Following Injuries, Death

High-powered magnet sets have come under scrutiny following reports of injuries and the death of toddler, CBS News reports. For years, consumer advocates have been trying to get the tiny strong magnets off the market. This week, those efforts paid off. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created new rules that impose new [...]

Lancet Study Says Statin Drugs Increase Risk of Diabetes

A study just published online in the medical journal the Lancet, says cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can directly increase the user’s risk of developing diabetes. Earlier research had associated statins with higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, but it was not clear whether the drugs were responsible. The new study provides strong evidence that the basic [...]