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”

$72 Million Verdict Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Death Lawsuit

Talcum powder, used by millions of women for personal hygiene, caused the death of Jacqueline Fox. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder and Shower to Shower for some 35 years. The lawsuit came about when it was found that the manufacturer knew of the cancer risk associated with their product and failed to disclose the risk. Continue reading “$72 Million Verdict Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cancer Death Lawsuit”

3M Bair Hugger Warning: Infections Associated with Orthopedic Surgery

More than one dozen lawsuits have been filed against Bair in connection with the Bair Hugger warming blanket used during surgical procedures. Claims state that the device is defective. The warming blanket can come in contact with bacteria and contaminants on operating room floors, which can get into the procedure location causing infections and other serious illnesses. Continue reading “3M Bair Hugger Warning: Infections Associated with Orthopedic Surgery”