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Medical Devices
Why Are Hip Replacements So Common?
More than 450,000 total hip replacements (THRs) occur in the United States each year. THR is a complex, invasive surgical procedure that doctors have […]
December 3, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Five Supplements Proven to Lower Blood Pressure
Blood pressure medications account for hundreds of millions of prescriptions yearly. They play a significant role in the fight against heart disease. But two […]
November 19, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Three Things That May Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19
The longer the COVID-19 pandemic goes on, the more scientists learn about it. But, the medical community still has far more questions than answers […]
November 12, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Products
E-Cigarette Lung Injury Tied to Vape Device Component
Alert: Vaping has been associated with a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 A recent e-cigarette vaping study uncovered a surprise. The study set out […]
November 5, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Safety
Zantac Manufacturers Under Investigation by the Department of Justice
Zantac (ranitidine) heartburn medication was removed from the U.S. market earlier this year. Test results showing dangerous levels of a carcinogen (NDMA) triggered the […]
October 29, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Safety
Pathologist Who Misdiagnosed 3,000 Veterans Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
Robert Morris Levy, a former pathologist at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Arkansas has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The disgraced doctor was charged […]
October 22, 2020
Author Staff
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Legal
Thousands of Roundup Settlements Bring Bayer Closer to Ending Weedkiller Litigation
Bayer has reportedly settled another 15,000 Roundup lawsuits. This development comes after news of a potential stall in finalizing the previously reported $10.9 billion […]
October 15, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Products
Earplug Lawsuits Now Make Up the Largest Active MDL in the Country
We first reported on 3M earplug multidistrict litigation (MDL) in April 2019. At the time, only 640 people had filed lawsuits over the faulty […]
October 8, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Recent Study Finds Increased Rates of COVID-19 Among Teens Who Vape
A recent study examined the connection between vaping and COVID-19 in young people. This research from the Stanford University School of Medicine surveyed over […]
October 1, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Drugs
Cancer-Causing Contamination of Common Medications Continues
Nitrosamines are impurities found in some cured meats, vegetables and medications. These impurities could cause cancer if consumed in certain quantities over a long […]
September 22, 2020
Author Caitlin Hoff
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Legal
Bayer Announces Settlement Signaling The End for Essure Lawsuits
Bayer has announced a $1.6 billion dollar settlement covering 90% of pending Essure lawsuits in the United States. This development may signal the beginning […]
September 16, 2020
Author Katy Moncivais, Ph.D.
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Health
Joint Surgery May Be Worse for Those with Mental Illness
This post was contributed to ConsumerSafety.org by Jennifer MacCormack. Individuals with a psychiatric disorder often face obstacles to their medical care. The continued social […]
September 10, 2020
Author Staff
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