One of the most widely used chemicals for consumer packaging in the U.S. has been linked once again to serious health and developmental issues. Bisphenol A, which is more commonly known as BPA, is banned in the European Union and Canada, but the FDA has only banned the chemical in the manufacturing of baby bottles…

The BMJ describes dabigatran (Pradaxa) as being a “blockbuster anticoagulant,” which is one of a new generation of drugs for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. These new drugs have been recommended as part of US, UK, European and Canadian stroke guidelines, partly because – unlike older treatments, such as warfarin – it…

Psychostimulant drugs, such as Ritalin and Concerta, are used to treat children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. These drugs actually have a paradoxical, calming effect on people with ADHD and they are among the most prescribed medication in the country. However, in recent years, a growing number of healthy students have used the drugs as “study…

Zithromax, a widely used antibiotic made by Pfizer, may cause a rare but deadly heart rhythm in some patients. According to Fox News, a study found that patients who took Zithromax had higher rates of fatal heart rhythms compared with patients who took other antibiotics. Pfizer is now adding new warnings to the Zithromax label,…

One of the most widely used chemicals for consumer packaging in the U.S. has been linked once again to serious health and developmental issues. Bisphenol A, which is more commonly known as BPA, is banned in the European Union and Canada, but the FDA has only banned the chemical in the manufacturing of baby bottles…

In May 2012, former linebacker Junior Seau shot himself in his bedroom in Oceanside, California, and independent researchers later determined that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). According to Reuters, Seau’s family filed a lawsuit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell, Inc., accusing them of wrongful death, fraud, negligence and concealment. They claim…

For over three decades, doctors prescribed DES, or diethylstilbestrol, to pregnant women for the prevention of miscarriages, premature births, and other problems. It was taken off the market in the 1970s after being linked to cancer, and fifty-one women have filed lawsuits in Boston against more than a dozen companies that made or marketed the…

SimplyThick, a popular food thickener that is intended to help premature babies swallow food and keep it down, has been linked to several babies’ deaths. A Central Florida family lost their premature son after giving him SimplyThick, and one month later, the FDA issued a warning advising parents not to feed their premature infants the…

Made by China’s Guangdong Vanward Electric and sold exclusively at Lowe’s home improvement stores, about 37,000 Master Forge Gas Grills are being recalled due to concerns over the grill’s fuel house. The grill that was sold at Lowe’s from November 2011 through May 2012 for roughly $270 could have improperly installed hoses that may melt,…

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