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Researchers Find Extended Use of Heartburn Drugs Tied to Kidney Damage Mar 13, 2017

According to a study recently published in Kidney International, the prolonged use of certain heartburn drugs is tied to an increased risk of kidney damages. Kidney International is the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology ...

Stay On The Lookout For A More Effective Shingles Vaccine Oct 17, 2016

No matter how you look at it, shingles is an awful disease to deal with, and everyone who’s ever had chickenpox is already a host to the shingles virus. While we’re young, our body’s immune system is more than capable of keeping it quiet and tucked ...

IVC Filters Provide No Benefit Over Medication Sep 27, 2016

A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on April 28, 2015 found that retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters offered no additional benefit to patients at risk of developing potentially deadly blood clots that ...

Hospital Equipment Tied to Superbugs Still In Use? Jun 9, 2016

Could it be true that a machine used for medical procedures was tied to superbugs and is still in use? This is the accusation brought forward in a new Bloomberg article that discusses action by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

10 Facts You Need to Know About IVC Filters Apr 27, 2016

Inferior vena cava filters, better known as “IVC filters,” are pronged medical devices used to prevent blood clots. They are named for their placement – in the inferior vena cava, the largest vein in the body. Since they entered the medical device ...

Verdict of $500 Million in Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Trial Apr 1, 2016

A Texas federal jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay roughly $500 million to five individuals who claimed to be injured by the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants made by DePuy. After the two-month trial, the jury deliberated for a week, after ...

Modified IVC Filter Still Causing Injuries? Jan 4, 2016

A new report by NBC News shows that C.R. Bard, manufacturers of the G2 series of IVC filters, may have known about the device’s potential risk. Yet, they did not take action to have the filters removed from the market. The inferior vena cava (IVC) is ...

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