• Talcum Powder

    Talcum Powder

    Talcum powder is made from talc, a naturally occurring mineral that often appears near asbestos deposits. In the past, asbestos has been found in some talc products, […]

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  • Asbestos

    Asbestos

    Although the use of asbestos is heavily regulated in the United States, it is still not banned entirely. The greatest risk of exposure to […]

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  • Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma

    Malignant mesothelioma is an uncommon cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. This deadly disease develops in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, and heart, […]

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  • Wen Hair Care

    Wen Hair Care

    Celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean began developing the Wen Hair Care line in the 1990s. His goal was to create a conditioning product that […]

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  • Roundup Weed Killer

    Roundup Weed Killer

    Roundup Weed Killer is a pesticide that was developed in the 1970s by the Monsanto Company. A pesticide is any substance or mixture that […]

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  • GM Ignition Switches

    GM Ignition Switches

    Founded in 1908, General Motors Company LLC, commonly known as GM, is a multinational Detroit-based corporation that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and […]

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  • Takata Airbags

    Takata Airbags

    The Takata Corporation has been developing airbags for worldwide use since 1988, starting with its first production base in North Carolina. Takata airbags are […]

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  • Invokana

    Invokana

    Invokana works by blocking sodium/glucose cotransporter 2 – a protein that helps reabsorb glucose into the blood. This reabsorption happens when blood is filtered […]

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  • Xarelto

    Xarelto

    Rivaroxaban, the active ingredient in Xarelto, works by inhibiting factor X, an enzyme that facilitates the blood coagulation process. One of the big advantages […]

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  • Benicar

    Benicar

    The active ingredient in Benicar is olmesartan medoxomil. Known as a “prodrug,” the medication is absorbed and converted by the body into olmesartan, which […]

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  • Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone Therapy

    Testosterone therapy is used to treat “Low-T” levels in men. In recent years, several studies have shown a correlation between the rise in testosterone […]

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  • Zofran

    Zofran

    Zofran was originally developed in the 1980s by GlaxoSmithKline, an English pharmaceutical company, and later approved in the United States by the FDA. Upon […]

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  • IVC Filters

    IVC Filters

    Sometimes blood clots, or an embolism, can break from one of the leg’s deep veins. The IVC then carries the embolism to the heart […]

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  • Mirena IUD

    Mirena IUD

    Intrauterine devices, shortened as IUDs, are one form of pharmaceutical birth control. There are two types of IUDs: copper and hormonal. Mirena IUDs are […]

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  • Power Morcellators

    Power Morcellators

    Power morcellators are typically used in minimally invasive, or laparoscopic, surgeries such as hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and myomectomy (removal of fibroids in the uterus). The […]

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  • Transvaginal Mesh

    Transvaginal Mesh

    Many companies, both American and worldwide, manufacture transvaginal mesh. It is typically made from synthetic materials, though animal tissue has been used as well. […]

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  • Zimmer Knee Devices

    Zimmer Knee Devices

    According to the most recent Zimmer Biomet annual report, knee replacement devices make up the largest portion of the company’s income, accounting for $2.3 […]

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