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Metal-On-Metal Is Bad News – But What Is The Alternative?

It's not exactly news – as far back as 2009, the U.K.'s National Joint Registry reported that metal-on-metal hip replacements are more prone to failure than those made from other materials. It's also well known that DePuy Orthopedics has the highest failure rate of all – a whopping 33%.

 

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The Kings of Denial

"Denial" is not a river flowing through Egypt – but the Kings of Denial, like the ancient pharaohs, seem to consider themselves gods, not subject to human standards of ethics and compassion. One could say they also operate above the law – but sadly, in many cases, their actions are completely legal, thanks to legislation bought and paid for over the past several years by corporate lobbyists.

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How Did This Happen?

As the number of legal actions against DePuy Orthopedics over the failure of their ASR hip implants continue to increase, consumers understandably are wondering how this could have happened in the first place. Aren't such products supposed to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration before they are allowed on to the market? And isn't such approval supposed to be granted only after extensive testing?

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A Glitazone Primer

In order to understand Actos and Avandia are intended to treat Type II diabetes and how they have wound up causing seemingly unrelated health problems, it will be helpful to review some basic biology.

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A Child's Exposure To An SSRI During Pregnancy May Lead To Developmental Delays

During birth, or shortly thereafter, infants may suffer from a hypoxic event wherein inadequate oxygen is provided to major organs.  Unfortunately, this is one of the most common problems for a pediatric physician.   Children who have been exposed to medications such as SSRIs during pregnancy, most often during the third trimester, may experience withdrawal symptoms mirroring forms of hypoxia.  Gray matter damage on brain MRIs of children who have experienced a hypoxic event predicts adverse motor outcomes at age

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At Conference, Merck Responds to FDA Inquiries About Fosamax

ADELPHI, MD

At today's FDA Panel conference on the long term use of osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, presenter Arthur C. Santora MD, PhD, speaking for Merck, the drug manufacturer, attempted to convince the panel that limits on the duration of the drugs use were not necessary. However, Dr. Santora did admit that drug "holiday" (meaning a temporary interruption in usage) may be considered for patients who are no longer considered to have a sufficiently high fracture risk.

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FDA Presents Data for Long-Term Fosamax Use

ADELPHI, MD

In the early morning session of today's FDA Panel conference on the long term use of bisphosphonates, like the drug Fosamax, the FDA's Lead Medical Officer Fatmatta Kuyateh, M.D. indicated that radiographic findings consistent with atypical femur fractures case have been associated with bisphosphonate use.

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Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA): friend or foe?

Drug companies to pay the FDA $100 million in additional fees.  The upside (or is it?): 2,000 regulators get to keep their job and new drugs will continue to funnel into the market.  The downside: the FDA will increase its staff and drug companies get additional face time during the drug review process.   The last PDUFA reauthorization in 2007 was highly disputed when the FDA failed to monitor dangerous drugs such as Vioxx.

 

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What Does It Take?

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K.J. McElrath

 

What constitutes proof of a conspiracy? And what does it take to demonstrate that a toxic substance actually does cause disease?

 

It is no secret – at least to those who are paying attention – that in the U.S. (and increasingly, around the world), rights and protections for natural human beings are being stripped away while at the same time, corporations are given more rights, more protections – and a whole lot less accountability.

 

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How Do You Fight Nature?

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K.J. McElrath

 

Most asbestos exposure is the result of industrial use as well as construction, ship building, electronics, automotive manufacture and servicing, aviation...the list goes on and on and on.

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