OSHA Is Protecting Whistleblowers with New Settlement Guidelines

On September 9, 2016, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) released some new guidelines for employers with a whistleblowing employee.

OSHA-reviewed settlements between employees and employers revealed a disturbing trend: companies would use these documents to put red tape in place which prevented employees from taking independent legal action.
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Ultherapy Face and Nerve Damage

Ultherapy is marketed as a “non-invasive face lift” with “no downtime” and “natural results” that uses ultrasound technology to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest.  Unfortunately, many Ultherapy patients are reporting “botched” procedures resulting in permanent side effects and worsened appearance.  Cases of severe nerve damage, eye damage, and disfigurement have been reported following the treatment. Continue reading “Ultherapy Face and Nerve Damage”

Warning: Fluoroquinolones Double Risk of Aortic Aneurysm


Researchers have determined that use of fluoroquinolones could double your risk of suffering an aortic aneurysm.  Aortic aneurysm is a potentially life-threatening condition that may be caused by the side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotics.  Aortic dissection risks are also increased with use of these medications. Continue reading “Warning: Fluoroquinolones Double Risk of Aortic Aneurysm”

Some Antibiotics Now Labeled with Stronger Warnings Following FDA Decision

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently required a new warning for peripheral neuropathy and tendon injuries on a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. Drugs in this class include:  Levaquin (levofloxacin); Cipro (ciprofloxacin); Avelos (moxifloxacin); and Floxin (ofloxacin) Factive (gemifloxacin). Continue reading “Some Antibiotics Now Labeled with Stronger Warnings Following FDA Decision”

Heartburn Medications Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid Linked to Kidney Disease


Common over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medications like Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium are linked to increasing the risk of chronic kidney disease. These drugs are known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI). The OTC heartburn medicine is used to tame heartburn and reduce acid reflux. Continue reading “Heartburn Medications Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid Linked to Kidney Disease”

Six Gilead Sciences Trials Halted Following Deaths Involving Idelalisib (Zydelig) Drug

Gilead Sciences has immediately halted the continuation of six clinical trials. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that the use of Idelaslisib (Zydelig) has led to serious adverse events and several deaths in clinical trial participants. Continue reading “Six Gilead Sciences Trials Halted Following Deaths Involving Idelalisib (Zydelig) Drug”