The youngest victims of the ever-growing opioid epidemic in the United States are toddlers. Toddlers are overdosing on opioids at an alarming rate due to accidental exposure and ingestion. A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics finds single-dose drug packaging may be the answer to saving young lives.
Women rely on a variety of birth control methods, including medically implanted devices, to prevent unwanted pregnancies and give them the peace of mind that they need. Unfortunately, many women who relied upon the Essure birth control device have experienced serious complications. Some users of Essure have reported serious internal
For women considering breast implants after breast cancer surgery, trauma, injury, or breast augmentation simply for cosmetic reasons, the FDA wants you to be aware of an increased risk of a rare cancer associated with breast implants. A link between the rare cancer, known as BIA-ALCL (breast implant-acquired anaplastic large-cell
If you or a loved one uses the Zecuity migraine patch, the makers of the patch and the FDA advise you to stop to avoid the risk of scars and burns. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries recently announced it would temporarily suspend the sale, marketing, and distribution of Zecuity migraine patches following
The FDA may have grossly underestimated the number of fetal deaths caused by the birth control device Essure. That is the conclusion from an independent report that found more than 300 fetal deaths occurred because of the Essure birth control device, rather than the 5 originally reported by the FDA.
A new study published in the February 2016 JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) – Internal Medicine, found that common over-the-counter (OTC) medications used to treat acid reflux might be associated with an increased risk of long-term kidney damage. Prevacid, Nexium and Prilosec belong to a class of drugs
A new study from The New England Journal of Medicine found that dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and herbs, send at least 23,000 Americans to the hospital each year, and hospitalize more than 2,000 annually. Authors examined data from 63 hospitals from 2003-2014 in drawing their conclusions that have health
It is estimated that 20% of Americans experience heartburn on a regular basis suffering from sore throat, coughing, hoarseness, difficulty swallowing and tightness in the chest, and they typically reach for acid reflux medication to help control these symptoms. A new research study funded by the National Institutes of Health
Dietary supplements claim they can do everything from enhancing athletic performance to improving cognitive function and providing overall health benefits, but a new Harvard study finds that some of these supplements may actually contain a purposefully mislabeled dangerous synthetic stimulant that could prove deadly. A study by Harvard researchers recently
As parents, we scrutinize everything we put into and onto our children from the time they are born, so it is quite upsetting to learn that a trusted and widely-used children’s over-the-counter pain medicine continued to be sold by the “family” company that knew for a year their medicine was