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Is the FDA Hiding Medical Device Injuries?

June. 14, 2019 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with ensuring medical devices are safe for use and patients are kept relatively free from harm at the hands of medical and pharmaceutical companies, but a recent report suggests the FDA might be putting the interests of big companies ahead of patient safety. The …

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What is Gadolinium? Plus a New FDA Retention Warning

Gadolinium is a liquid, man-made heavy-metal substance used in MRI and MRA scans. It is part of a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), which is used to make images in MRI scans clearer. Gadolinium-based contrast agents are given via an intravenous injection that generally takes between 10 and 30 seconds. Currently, the US Food and Drug …

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UK to Remove Two Gadolinium Contrast Agents from Market

UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has announced that it will remove two gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) from the market in the wake of a review that found some patients are at risk of retaining the heavy-metal. The announcement was made on December 14, 2017, and will take effect February 1, 2018. Meanwhile, other …

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What are the risks associated with Invokana?

  According to the National Diabetes Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30.3 million people – or 9.4 percent of the U.S. population – have diabetes. Approximately 23 percent of those individuals are undiagnosed. The need for effective diabetes drugs is greater than ever. Invokana is one commonly prescribed drug …

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Are you experiencing complications after taking Invokana?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29 million Americans have diabetes. In 2012, the cost of treating diabetes and its complications is more than $245 billion. The need for drugs to treat diabetes is great. One commonly prescribed diabetes drug is Invokana. What is Invokana? Invokana is a prescription medication manufactured …

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Permanent Hair Loss Reported After Taking Taxotere: Were You Affected?

A cancer diagnosis is devastating, but more people are surviving it than ever before. Cancer treatments are getting more advanced and effective, and many survivors are able to return to their normal lives after their treatments are done. For other survivors, the very treatments that helped them fight cancer have caused side effects that can …

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Pharma Money Can Quiet Patient Voices

The pharmaceutical industry seems to have a part in every area of medicine. Funding from pharmaceutical companies goes to doctors, patient advocacy organizations, and health policy committees. How does industry funding impact patients? When these groups receive industry money, it can create a conflict of interest between what’s best for large companies, and what’s best …

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