Month: June 2013

When a chemical plant explosion occurs, it often results in catastrophic damage and loss of life. These disasters occur with frightening frequency because safety regulations at these facilities are often not followed correctly. Factory-owning companies have a duty to protect their workers from major accidents, and when they fail to do so, they are behaving […]

Yaz studies sponsored by the FDA have shown an increased risk for severe disorders related to the cardiovascular system. The primary ingredient in this drug, drospirenone, is a synthetic hormone primarily used for birth control. However, it is also associated with elevated potassium levels due to its diuretic properties. This can result in heart attacks, […]

The chemicals Granuflo and Naturalyte are used to remove impurities from the blood, but dialysis linked heart attacks have increasingly become associated with these Fresenius products. Fresenius, a leading supplier of dialysis equipment and supplies, has its products used in centers that are operated by itself and other companies all across the nation. Dialysis is […]

Under pressure from the FDA, an Avaira contact lens recall was CooperVision issued a worldwide Avaira contact lens recall two times in 2011. The first in the spring, and later that year it was expanded to include an additional brand. Brands Sphere and Toric were found to be tainted with an unhealthy level of silicone […]

What is most deadly about asbestosis is not its chronic nature, but the likelihood it will lead to fatal conditions like lung failure or cancer. This disease is caused by exposure to asbestos, a silicate material used in the early to middle 20th century and prized for its resistance to heat and tensile strength. After […]

Primary pulmonary hypertension is a disease affecting the heart, lungs and the arteries that connect them. It is not well understood, but between 500 and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. The disease is most common in women 20 to 40 years old, but it can affect men, women and children. Doctors aren’t completely […]

It has been discovered that Fosamax side effects may include esophageal ulceration, joint pain, bone pain, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and femur fractures. This popularly prescribed bisphosphonate, also known by alendronate, is typically used as an oral treatment for Paget’s disease and osteoporosis. The purpose of this drug is to diminish bone loss while bone […]

Many tobacco users who are using Varenicline to help them quit smoking have experienced severe Chantix related symptoms. This drug has shown to be effective in helping people give up cigarettes, so it has been regularly prescribed since 2006. In the last few years, though, many people using Chantix have filed a lawsuit for complications […]