In April of 2015, information concerning Onglyza, a medication prescribed to treat Type 2 diabetes and manufactured by AstraZeneca, and a link to heart failure in patients came to light. An advisory committee in the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that saxagliptin, the primary chemical in Onglyza, could be dangerous to patients […]
The Department of Justice’s investigation into General Motors has come to an end, with GM agreeing to pay $900 million dollars in fines. This leaves us with one question: how many times will an auto manufacturer be allowed to produce defective products which kill people before someone actually does something about it?
The fine is […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 719,000 people underwent total knee replacement surgery in 2010, which is the most up-to-date information they have. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons puts the average amount of knee surgery patients at more than 600,000 each year. But knee replacement surgery is often necessary on […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 600,000 women undergo a hysterectomy – the surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus or womb – each year. It is a common procedure, often performed on women with:
Uterine, cervical or ovarian cancer
Uncontrollable or recurring vaginal bleeding
Chronic pelvic pain
When performed correctly, it may […]
Actos is a pill that helps regulate the blood sugar of patients with Type 2 diabetes, eliminating the need for insulin shots. It was developed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals and approved for use by the FDA in 1999.
What are the problems associated with Actos?
Actos has been linked to a number of serious medical conditions and […]
Risperdal is an anti-psychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia, and is also used in the treatment of bi-polar disorder and certain disorders in patients on the autism spectrum. It is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, and received FDA approval in 1993. Risperdal – like Invega, another anti-psychotic – are often used in off-label […]
There have been a small number of stories in the news regarding the plague: a young girl contracted the disease while camping in Yosemite National Park in California, and there have been two reported deaths in Colorado which cite the plague as the culprit. Given the rapidity with which the measles outbreak traveled in […]
Whether you had a child in the hospital, were driving around on Route 29 or live in Owings Mills, you know who Lenny Robinson is: Maryland’s own Route 29 Batman, a real live superhero. It is with heavy hearts that we learned of his recent passing after a tragic accident on I-70.
According to the […]
There is a chance that many of us will find ourselves visiting an orthopedist, especially as we age. Orthopedics is a “medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be […]
There is an expectation that nursing home residents will be able to live out their golden years in comfort, and that when they pass, their end-of-life plans will be respected and upheld under the law. But a recent news story about the death of a 71 year old woman in a nursing home in […]