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Metal Hip Alternatives


Alternatives To Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants When natural hip joints fail due to overuse, arthritis, or injury, people often experience excruciating pain and severely limited mobility. For many, a total hip replacement surgery is the answer. In the past, this surgical procedure was reserved for elderly patients, but now patients are much younger, wanting to the...

Childhood Asthma Linked to PPI Use During Pregnancy


Finnish Study Links Childhood Asthma Risk To PPI Use During Pregnancy Proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, such as Prilosec® (omeprazole) and Nexium® (esomeprazole) are used to treat peptic-acid disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease (PUD), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastropathy and chronic heartburn.While PPIs are quite effective at banishing unwanted stomach acid, they've also been linked...

Do Certain Statins Increase Pradaxa Bleeding Risks


Study Finds Pradaxa® Bleeding Risks Increase With Certain Statins Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), a widely-prescribed anticoagulant medication manufactured by German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. It's used to prevent dangerous blood clots and strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition characterized by a rapid and irregular heartbeat. Despite its popularity and proven efficacy, Pradaxa is linked to...

What Might Happen When Generics for Benicar Are Available


Multiple Companies Bringing Benicar® Generics To U.S. Market: Will The Dangers Remain? When a pharmaceutical company's patent expires, many people rejoice, knowing they'll soon be able to get the medication they need at a much better price.However, when the patent expiration is on a medication that's been linked to debilitating side effects and generics are...

Study Shows Xarelto Has Highest Bleeding Rates in Class


Study Shows Xarelto® Associated With More Bleeding Incidents Than Eliquis® And Pradaxa® Manufactured by Bayer and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a popular blood-thinning medication prescribed to prevent blood clots, strokes, and other thrombosis-related events in patients who've just had total knee or hip replacement surgery.Xarelto belongs to a class of drugs...

The Side Effects of Taking PPIs Over Time


What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Taking PPIs? Since their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1989, proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) have proven effective in treating chronic heartburn, peptic ulcer disorder (PUD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastropathy.However, studies link long-term use of these drugs to a number of...

Why a Judge Blocked a Benicar Lawsuit


Blocked Benicar® Lawsuit Highlights Importance Of Knowledgeable Legal Counsel Benicar (olmesartan) is a widely-used prescription medication approved for the treatment of high blood pressure and hypertension. Manufactured by Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Benicar is one of the most-prescribed drugs in its class, with doctors prescribing it to more than 11 million patients each year.Despite the medication's...

Generic Taxotere Linked to Fatalities in France


Indian-Made Docetaxel—A Generic Form Of Taxotere®—Linked To Five Fatalities In FranceDocetaxel, more commonly known by the brand name Taxotere, is a popular chemotherapy medication used primarily to treat breast cancer. Although Taxotere is one of the most-prescribed drugs in its class, patients report a number of serious side effects, including permanent hair loss.Now, a...

Manufacturer Settlement for Abilify Unapproved Uses


Bristol-Myers Squibb To Pay $19.5 Million In Abilify® Settlement Abilify (aripiprazole) is a popular antipsychotic medication manufactured by American drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and marketed by the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abilify to treat a variety of mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and autism-related anxiety.However, for the...