Trevor Noah Explains the Texas Two-Step

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s latest attempt to avoid liability in its wave of talcum baby powder lawsuits is drawing attention from the media and lawmakers. Their legal strategy, colloquially called the Texas Two-Step, takes advantage of a quirk in Texas law that allows corporations to effectively sidestep financial consequences from legal claims and payouts.…

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What You Should Know About Aduhelm, the New Alzheimer’s Drug

Aduhelm - Alzheimer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made one of its most controversial decisions in the middle of the summer about Aduhelm, a new drug that is supposed to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The drug supposedly removes buildup of beta-amyloid proteins, which scientists believe are the root cause of brain cell death in patients with Alzheimer’s. Per…

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Opioid Use and Fatal Car Crashes

Opioids and fatal accidents in Maryland

Over recent years, Maryland has seen a significant increase in the epidemic of opioid addiction. At the same time, a corresponding increase in traffic fatalities has not occurred among drivers found with these drugs in their systems. This is according to a recent report evaluating data from the Maryland state medical examiner. The study was…

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How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

We trust our doctors to make decisions about our health that can have long-lasting consequences. It is reasonable to assume that doctors intend to help and heal people who are sick and wounded. However, after the long and rigorous years of medical school and in many cases accumulated student debt, most doctors also want their…

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FDA Advises Restricted Use of Fluoridated Antibiotics Linked to Serious Nerve Damage

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a drug safety communication in which they advise restricting fluoroquinolone antibiotic use for uncomplicated infections who have other treatment options. An FDA safety review showed that fluoroquinolones are associated with adverse side effects that can be disabling and potentially permanent. These adverse effects involve the tendons,…

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