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Consumer Information July 17, 2018

Several Valsartan Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Due to Cancer Concerns

A voluntary recall has been issued for several medications used to control blood pressure and treat heart failure. The recall… Read More

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Consumer Information March 24, 2015

High School Student Files First Superbug Lawsuit for UCLA Endoscope Contamination

March 24, 2015 – Eighteen-year old high school student, Aaron Young, has filed what is believed to be the first… Read More

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Consumer Information February 17, 2015

Daiichi Sankyo Must Pay $39 Million for Doctor Kickback Claims

February 17, 2015 – The Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd and its US subsidiary will pay $39 million to the US… Read More

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Consumer Information February 9, 2015

Pain Killers Taken During Pregnancy Can Cause Birth Defects Says CDC

February 9, 2015 – Doctors often recommend that pregnant women avoid certain things: raw food, some medications, alcoholic beverages, and… Read More

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Consumer Information February 3, 2015

2014 New Drug Approvals At 18 Year High

February 3, 2015 – 2015 is predicted to be a banner year for the medical research industry following a strong… Read More

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Consumer Information May 27, 2014

Bayer Purchases Merck Consumer Business

One of the biggest deals to come out of the pharmaceutical world in recent weeks is the acquisition of Merck… Read More

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Consumer Information May 22, 2014

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risks Shown in New Studies

Talcum powder is most commonly marketed as a baby powder and is an extremely common household item.  For decades this… Read More

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Consumer Information May 7, 2014

FDA Sends Warning to Medical Tech Firm Over Minnetonka Plant

The Food and Drug Administration recently sent a letter to Endo International, Inc., a company from Ireland who owns American… Read More

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Consumer Information April 30, 2014

Misdiagnosis Happens Twelve Million Times a Year in the United States

People go to the doctor all the time, and they put their faith and full belief in the physicians who… Read More

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Consumer Information April 14, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline Allegedly Paid Bribes to Polish Doctors

GlaxoSmithKline, one of the largest drug companies in Britain, is facing accusations of bribery and corruption in Poland. This money,… Read More