Forty plaintiffs recently filed a lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto in California, alleging that exposure to the herbicide Roundup was the cause of their illness – specifically, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of blood cancer that attacks the lymphatic system. Furthermore, plaintiffs allege that Monsanto has been falsifying data and attempting to discredit legitimate research into the health effects of Roundup's active ingredient, glyphosate.
M. Chimaera Infections Are Not Always Immediately Apparent: Symptoms Can Appear Up To Seven Years After Surgery
Open-heart surgery patients whose surgical teams employed the Stockert 3t Heater-Cooler device during the procedure are at risk for developing a dangerous, life-threatening infection up to seven years later.
After several years of growing popularity, use of IVC filters started falling in 2010 – shortly after the FDA issued a safety alert about the long-term use of these devices. According to two studies presented at a recent meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, this decrease can be attributed to the FDA warning.
Retinopathy of Prematurity, or ROP, is a condition affecting premature infants. This happens when abnormal blood vessels start growing and spreading across the retina, which can cause retinal detachment, resulting in permanent blindness.
It is one of the leading causes of vision impairment in children, and the consequences can last a lifetime. The good news is that recent research and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of ROP means better outcomes for children who are affected by this disorder.
This week, the Allegheny County Council voted to ban e-cigarette use in public spaces, being the second county in Pennsylvania to do so. The practice of “vaping” is no longer permitted in offices and other indoor workplaces, schools, indoor sports and entertainment venues, health care facilities and bus and train stations.
The Essure contraceptive device is associated with numerous complications. These include severe cramps, painful intercourse, sudden and unexplained weight gain, and excessive bleeding, along with allergic reactions caused by the nickel titanium alloy used in the manufacturing process.
Last month, corporate poisoners DuPont and Chemours announced their agreement to settle approximately 3,500 lawsuits filed by Ohio River Valley residents over injuries and deaths due to C-8, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA for short).
Last October, the FDA was prepared to remove two generic versions of the ADHD drug Concerta (methylphenidate hydrochloride) from the market, citing the medication failed to perform adequately. Now, the federal regulatory agency is giving drugmakers Lannett and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals an additional month to demonstrate why it should be allowed to remain.