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"The question in the criminal investigation will be whether the company made false statements to the F.D.A. If so, then ...
10/15/2019
How Investigators Could Pursue a Case Against Juul

"The question in the criminal investigation will be whether the company made false statements to the F.D.A. If so, then there is a basis to pursue a criminal prosecution, which would make it difficult for Juul to continue to sell its products by claiming that they are safer than cigarettes." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/14/business/dealbook/juul-vaping-investigations.html

The rise of vaping-related illnesses and deaths has put the e-cigarette maker squarely in the sights of the government.

What Does Vaping Do To Lungs When It Doesn't Kill?
09/18/2019
What Does Vaping Do To Lungs When It Doesn't Kill?

What Does Vaping Do To Lungs When It Doesn't Kill?

While e-cigarettes are now responsible for hundreds of acute illnesses and several deaths, even general use of e-cigarettes can cause chronic lung issues. Some are switching back to traditional cigarette smoking. Neither option is a good one.

FDA Receiving Hundreds of Reports of Attune Knee Implant Failures http://bit.ly/AttuneKnee - Have You Been Affected?
01/29/2018
Attune Knee System | Consumer Advocacy News

FDA Receiving Hundreds of Reports of Attune Knee Implant Failures http://bit.ly/AttuneKnee - Have You Been Affected?

Although there has been no recall of the Attune Knee System, the FDA has received hundreds of reports of device failure and patients across the country are demanding answers.

It's Brain Injury Awareness Month. We'd like to spread the news that there are several options for support out there for...
03/14/2017

It's Brain Injury Awareness Month. We'd like to spread the news that there are several options for support out there for those who have suffered brain injuries.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Help spread the message that there are many types of support available to those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries: http://atty.es/xuVe309RUh2.

Happy National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Stay informed and stay safe. #WEAREALLPATIENTS
03/13/2017

Happy National Patient Safety Awareness Week. Stay informed and stay safe. #WEAREALLPATIENTS

It's National Patient Safety Awareness Week and we're helping to spread the message that #WEAREALLPATIENTS http://bit.ly/Patient-Safety-Awareness

J&J Fails To Warn, Dangers of Using Their #BabyPowder ow.ly/yZau308j9mW
01/27/2017
Talcum Powder l Consumer Advocacy News

J&J Fails To Warn, Dangers of Using Their #BabyPowder ow.ly/yZau308j9mW

In 1999, the American Cancer Society advised women not use talc-based powder products like Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder on genital areas.

Female Lawyer To Lead Class Action Suit Over Essure Birth Control Device: ow.ly/h99H307SmVI #EssureProblems
01/13/2017
Female Lawyer To Lead Class Action Over Essure Birth Control Device

Female Lawyer To Lead Class Action Suit Over Essure Birth Control Device: ow.ly/h99H307SmVI #EssureProblems

Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith appointed Fidelma Fitzpatrick as lead counsel of Essure lawsuits coordinated in California state court.

FDA sends warning letters regarding TV commercials. ow.ly/s854307hfyn Learn more here.
12/21/2016
FDA Sends Warning Letters Over TV Commercials

FDA sends warning letters regarding TV commercials. ow.ly/s854307hfyn Learn more here.

The Office of Prescription Drug Promotion sent two letters to pharmaceutical companies Sanofi-Aventis and Celgene Corporation over television commercials.

Be warned: according to study, heartburn drugs can cause kidney stones. Details here: ow.ly/3AsN306YGE3
12/14/2016
Study Finds Heartburn Drugs Could Cause Kidney Stones

Be warned: according to study, heartburn drugs can cause kidney stones. Details here: ow.ly/3AsN306YGE3

A recent study presented at ASN Kidney Week in Chicago found patients taking heartburn drugs like PPIs have an increased risk of developing kidney stones.

12/08/2016
The Dangers of Essure

VIDEO: The side effects and dangers behind the Essure contraceptive device.

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