Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake?

Robotic Surgery by da Vinci - Masterpiece or Major Mistake? 

Most of us have experienced the anxiety and frustration of a computer, smartphone, iPad or other device malfunctioning. But what would we do if our lives depended on an electronic device performing perfectly?

 

 

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Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit

Jury Awards $285,000 in Bellwether Fosamax Lawsuit 

This past Monday, a New York federal judge denied Big Pharma’s Merck & Co Inc.’s attempt to avoid paying $285,000 to plaintiff in a multi-district lawsuit based on the fact that the bone drug Fosamax causes jaw deterioration. Merck’s argument was that its warning label was adequate, but the judge didn’t buy it.

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Monster Overdose: Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

Monster Overdose - Are Energy Drinks Killing Teens?

Alex Morris died suddenly this year from cardiac arrest at the age of 19. He habitually drank two cans of Monster Energy® drinks each day for two years. His mother Paula believes energy drinks were the cause and immediately filed a lawsuit against Monster Beverage Corp. on June 25, 2013.

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Generic Wellbutrin XL Antidepressant Recall

Generic Wellbutrin XL Antidepressant Recall

If this post doesn’t spell out how truly incompetent the Food and Drug Administration is, nothing will. Last week, the FDA recalled the 300mg generic version of Wellbutrin XL. Why? Because it simply doesn’t work. What’s worse (but not surprising) is that the problem with this drug has been around for several years but the FDA chose to ignore it. 

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Prescription Narcotics Causing More Harm Than Good?

 Prescription Narcotics Causing More Harm Than Good?

In the new ebook, “A World of Hurt: Fixing Pain Medicine’s Biggest Mistake“, New York Times reporter Barry Meier really hits home the fact that opioid prescription painkillers such as OxyContin not only don’t work for many people,they are highly addictive and can cause a myriad of health problems. Addiction to such drugs is often considered more socially acceptable because they’re considered “white collar” drugs, meaning they’re prescribed rather than obtained illegally – at least in most cases.

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Supreme Court Ruling on Lawsuits Against Dangerous Generic Drugs

Big Pharma just keeps getting bigger and bigger, while the FDA grows more and more incompetent.  Drug lobbyists have a powerful hold on our government and I don't imagine that will change any time soon.

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Four-car Car Crash In Burleson, Texas Kills 4 and Injures 9

As is far too often the case, police believe alcohol was involved in a four-car crash this past Saturday. The incident happened just before midnight on Burleson Retta Road and caused so much destruction that police closed off a quarter-mile of road with crime tape and police cars until Sunday afternoon.

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Motorcycles Are Dangerously Fun

I'm sure it comes as no surprise that motorcycle accidents are far more deadly than other types of vehicle accidents. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles are 35 times more likely to be deadly than car accidents.  Think about that for a second – 35 times more likely to cause death.  That fact is simply staggering.

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Driving Is Risky Business

Driving is probably the most dangerous activity in which most of us engage every single day. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, over 2,800 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas alone.  The TxDOT also reported that October is the deadliest month and Saturday the most dangerous day to drive.

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Texting While Driving Is Deadly

By Brooke Cohen:

I’m not sure even where to start writing here. As a mother I was heartbroken to hear the news of the young sixteen-year-old girl named Savannah Nash who died this weekend as she ran her car into a tractor-trailer -- an accident that investigators have found most likely was caused by her texting while driving. I cannot imagine the grief her parents are going through, but I can imagine that they likely warned her not to text and drive. I also realize young people rarely think anything bad will happen to them.  I was young once too, and I know I didn’t always listen to warnings of danger either.

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