The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 1,027 generic drugs last year, a record number, the Trump administration said shortly after the New Year. The disclosure came as part of Trump’s efforts to fight high drug prices. Generic drugs comprised nearly 9 of every 10 approved prescription drugs in the U.S. last year, according to […]

Doctor Measuring Prosthetic For Adjustments

For many people with type 2 diabetes, Invokana has been a household name for years; specifically, this medication has been frequently prescribed as a means of managing type 2 diabetes. The drug is also known under the names of canagliflozin, Invokamet, and Ivokamet XR. Unfortunately, in May 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released […]

Close Up Of Senior Man Suffering With Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a painful condition that affects the quality of life of some 1.5 million Americans. The Arthritis Foundation says that women most often begin feeling the effects of the disease when they are between 30 and 60 years of age, while men tend to suffer from it later in life. RA is an […]

Workers At Construction Site

In an effort to deliver on its campaign promise to “downsize” the federal government, is the Trump Administration making workplaces more dangerous for Americans? The roster of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors fell 4% over the first nine months of 2017, according to information obtained by NBC News through a Freedom of Information […]

Person Driving Car In the Rain

Ask anyone who drives if they are a safe driver and most will claim to be a good one. But the law of averages and actual statistics paint a very different picture. Some states have particularly bad drivers. The insurance industry publication CarInsurancecomparison.com has some interesting things to say about Texas drivers. We placed fourth […]


If you or someone you care about is being or has been treated with the leukemia drug Tasigna® from drug manufacturer Novartis, you’ll want to be aware that the drug is the subject of lawsuits and claims across the country. The drug was popularly prescribed in the treatment of a certain type of leukemia and has recently been […]

Pricking Finger to Check Blood Sugar

Type 2 Diabetes is a leading cause of illness in this country, with nearly 1 out of every 10 Americans suffering from the disease and approximately 1.5 million new cases being diagnosed each year. The scope of this problem calls for safe and easy-to-use treatment options, particularly those that allow patients to monitor and regulate their […]

X-Ray of Lungs

If you or a loved ones has a heart condition, then you might have heard of the powerful drug amiodarone. This drug is used to help the heart beat normally within people who have certain disorders that affect the heart’s lower chambers. Amiodarone, which is often sold within the United States under the brand names […]

The first reported asbestos-induced disease was identified in London before World War I from an asbestos textile worker. An autopsy identified the presence of the fibers in the worker’s lungs. But it wasn’t until 1924 when the first case of “asbestosis” was reported in medical journals. Many asbestos manufacturers were aware of the serious health […]

Driver Taking BAC test

Though the blood-alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% is a universal standard that legally determines whether someone is too intoxicated to drive, early this year the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine published a report which strongly recommends that all 50 states lower it to .05%. The report, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic […]