Insurer Pushes Healthcare Reform to Reduce High-Severity Birth Injuries
Posted on January 16, 2019

Each year in the United States, there are nearly 4 million births. Every one of them – at any stage of pregnancy, labor, or delivery – requires constant vigilance. Anything from a delayed ultrasound to fetal stress exposes the mother…


Government Shutdown Means Less FDA Oversight, More Problems
Posted on January 14, 2019

The partial government shutdown has forced many federal agencies to work without the resources they need. Since the shutdown began on December 22, tens of thousands of federal employees have been told to stop working. In many major agencies, the…


Employees at Phoenix Nursing Home under Investigation after Patient in Vegetative State Gives Birth
Posted on January 9, 2019

On January 4, 2019, Phoenix police opened an investigation into allegations that a female patient, who has been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, was raped at an Arizona private nursing facility owned by Hacienda HealthCare. The…


Amid Cancer Concerns, Allergan Halts European Sales of Its Texture Breast Implants
Posted on January 4, 2019

Ireland-based pharmaceutical company Allergan – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of breast implants – was recently ordered by French authorities to halt all sales of its textured breast implants over growing safety concerns that the implants could increase a…


Alert: 80 Lots of Valsartan Blood-Pressure Medication Recalled
Posted on January 2, 2019

On Wednesday, January 2, 2018, Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc. joined Teva Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Northwind Pharmaceuticals, among others, becoming the latest drug manufacturer to voluntarily recall its blood pressure medication valsartan due to concerns that the tablets might contain…


Untested Medical Devices Continue to Harm Americans
Posted on December 20, 2018

Medical-device manufacturers and their armies of lobbyists are keen to have everyone believe that innovation always leads to better health. In some cases, that sentiment certainly turns out to be true, and innovation really does improve lives. But when new…


Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018 Recognizes the Nation’s Worst Companies
Posted on December 19, 2018

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has released their report of the Worst Corporate Conduct of 2018. Earning a spot on this list is no honor, that’s for sure, but the AAJ wanted to recognize the hard work and determination…


Health Canada Targets Talc in Report Linking Products to Ovarian Cancer and Lung Damage
Posted on December 12, 2018

Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) recently issued a report examining the adverse effects talc may have on human health. While this report focused on preliminary findings, the evidence about the danger of talc was enough for…


Infant Ibuprofen Recalled Due to Overdose Danger and Risk of Serious Side Effects
Posted on December 10, 2018

Drug-maker Tris Pharma has recalled infant ibuprofen from 3 retailers, due to problems with the medication’s concentration level. The product is a liquid meant for children ages 6- to 23-months-old, sold as Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per…


New Federal Program to Reduce Alarming Number of Nursing Home Re-Hospitalizations
Posted on December 7, 2018

As shocking as it is, 1 in 5 Medicare patients sent from a hospital to a nursing home will be sent back to the hospital within 30 days. Many of such hospital readmissions are avoidable, and they place an unnecessary…