Ethicon’s Physiomesh Recall: What You Need to Know

Ethicon's Physiomesh

If you’ve had hernia surgery within the past 7 years or so, you should know the facts behind Ethicon’s Physiomesh® Flexible Composite Mesh recall. Who is Ethicon? This entity is one of Johnson & Johnson’s manufacturers, known for developing medical devices that are used in various surgical procedures. They play a key role in producing a…

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Is the blood thinner Xarelto safe?

blood thinner Xarelto

Within the past year, the prescription blood thinner rivaroxaban has been brought into question. Contrary to some doctors’ opinions that the drug should not receive FDA approval, its manufacturers, Bayer and Jansen Pharmaceutical, put it on the market anyway. Now, individuals are stepping forward, claiming the drug is causing fatal internal bleeding. The concern is…

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What to know about Living Wills

In the state of Alabama, adults over the age of 19 can draft living wills. This directive exists in cases where the author is unable to advise doctors of his or her wishes, either by unconsciousness or other means. In turn, ensuring the will of the patient is carried out regardless of circumstances. Living wills…

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Dangerous Complications Associated with Mirena Implant

As an intrauterine contraception, Mirena has been a popular choice. This is mostly due to the implant preventing pregnancy for up to five years at a time. Unfortunately, this intrauterine device (IUD) from Bayer may come with severe side effects. Tragically, many of these complications can be very dangerous and even fatal. Women using Mirena…

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Health Care Fraud

The healthcare industry works toward keeping contributors safe and healthy. Unfortunately, there are many people who seek to exploit the system for personal gain. In 2013, the FBI estimated that healthcare fraud costs the US $80 billion each year. Far too often, healthcare providers commit fraud. While it’s true that the main targets of such…

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Risperdal Use Connected to Health Risks

Mental disorders of both high low intensities have their own medications and treatments. For those suffering with schizophrenia, one such medication is Risperdal. Risperdal is an anti-psychotic drug developed by Johnson & Johnson. Aside from schizophrenia, it can also be used to treat bipolar disorder and help manage autism spectrum disorders. Risperdal works by altering…

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Some Type 2 Diabetes Medications may cause Pancreas Trouble

Type 2 diabetes is a diagnosis that has become more and more common in the recent years. In response, the drug industry has been hard at work researching and developing new treatments and medications to help regulate the illness. Of these, a collection of medications known as incretin mimetics have released over the past decade. However,…

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GranuFlo and NaturaLyte are Linked to Serious Health Risks

Often, medical conditions and surgeries can lead patients to dialysis. Dialysis comes with hardships, medical supervision, and several prescription medications. There are many drugs on the market for dialysis, many used to correct specific needs. However, in 2012, two of these drugs, GranuFlo and NaturaLyte, have been issued a Class 1 recall from the FDA.…

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Lipitor has been Linked with Type-2 Diabetes

High cholesterol has become one of most common health risks in recent years. As we get older, it is nearly guaranteed that each of us or ones we know will be diagnosed with the condition and prescribed medication to treat it. One of the most popularly used and advertised cholesterol medication is the cholesterol-reducing statin,…

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