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Gregory Spizer

The Choice between Xarelto Bleeding and Stroke Risks

People with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of suffering a stroke. Taking blood thinner drugs can decrease the risk, but some of these medications are not without the risks of internal bleeding. Popular blood-thinning drug Xarelto is prescribed to […]

Joshua Cohan

Testosterone Lawsuits Surpass One Thousand

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating testosterone heart attack and stroke risks in February 2014 after two separate studies suggested that men had an increased risk of suffering an adverse cardiovascular event while taking prescription testosterone drugs. […]

Miriam Barish

Possible Link between Zofran and birth defects

Pregnant women experiencing morning sickness should be aware of a potential link between Zofran and birth defects. The anti-nausea drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to treat nausea and vomiting caused by radiation […]

David Carney

Doctor Chronicles Cases of Vaccine-Preventable Illnesses

A newly updated version of the 2010 Frontline documentary The Vaccine War aired on Tuesday March 24, 2015. The PBS special chronicled the work of Dr. Cynthia Cristofani, a pediatric intensivist in Portland Oregon, who has made it her mission […]

Joshua Cohan

FDA Warns About Axiron Heart Attack Risks

After a year of reviewing the safety and side effects of prescription testosterone drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on March 3, 2015 that it would require manufacturers to include heart attack and stroke risks on the […]

Joshua Cohan

AndroGel Side Effects Update

AndroGel heart attack risks will soon be listed on the warning label. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an investigation into the side effects of testosterone drugs in February 2014 after two separate studies suggested that men taking […]

Joshua Cohan

FDA Warns About AndroGel Heart Attack Risks

After a year of investigating testosterone heart attack risks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now requiring prescription testosterone drug manufacturers to update the warning labels.

Miriam Barish

New Study Warns about Zofran Birth Defects

ZofranĀ® was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1991 to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy and radiation. The drug was also prescribed to treat morning sickness in pregnant women, but it was not approved […]

David Carney

Doctors Continue to Support Flu Vaccine

The current flu season has been particularly bad. The flu vaccine is only 23 percent effective and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are declaring a flu epidemic, according to WSBTV. Michael Jhung, a medical officer at the Centers for […]

Shayna Slater

Stryker Hip Lawsuit Eligibility

A global Stryker hip replacement lawsuit settlement was announced in November 2014. Eligible claimants were awarded $300,000 per failed hip implant. However, the settlement does not cover every patient affected by the 2012 Stryker hip replacement recall. Patients not included […]