What You Need To Know About Anti-Depressants and Birth Defects
Anti-depressants help millions of Americans relieve symptoms of depression; however, recent studies have shown that anti-depressants can cause devastating birth injuries when taken during pregnancy. While anti-depressants can pose serious threats to unborn babies, stopping anti-depressant use could also pose serious risks to the mother and her child.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving
You might drive on the roadways everyday, but are your eyes always on the road and are your hands always on the steering wheel? Simple things like adjusting the radio station or talking to passengers can distract drivers, even if only for few seconds. However, even a few seconds of distracted driving could have devastating consequences.
The FDA’s Approach To Speeding Up Medication Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a detailed process for approving medications and medical devices. Sometimes the process is sped up for medications or cures that are the first of their kind or substantially better than currently available medications. Neither all medications nor all medical devices go through the same expedited approval process.
Top Issues In Women’s Health
While more and more Americans now have access to health care and physicians that can help them when they fall ill or get injured, some women’s health issues require more than a check up to address.
5 Of The Worst Medication Recalls In History
Despite rigorous testing and clinical trials, many prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause severe complications and even death, requiring massive recalls to keep the public safe. Since 1962, the FDA has been responsible for testing and approving the safety of medications; even with their oversight many recalls have taken place.
Everything You Need To Know About Mass Torts
What happens when thousands of people are harmed by a dangerous medication or defective product? How do those injured go about seeking compensation? When the same product injures a large number of people, the injured parties have a variety of litigation options.
The History of Zofran
Zofran is one of the most popular medications in the United States, but the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities found that Zofran taken during the first trimester of pregnancy doubles the risk of a cleft palate birth defect. So how did such a dangerous medication achieve such popularity?
Ovarian Cancer Victim’s Family Prevails in J&J Talcum Powder Jury Verdict
Justice for thousands of women who developed ovarian cancer from using talcum powder might finally arrive in the near future. In the first state court case to go to trial against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a jury in St. Louis decided that J&J should pay $72 million to the family of a woman who developed ovarian cancer and later died as a result of using its talcum powder products.
How To Spot Uterine Problems Caused By A Power Morcellator
Every year, over 200,000 women undergo hysterectomies to remove uterine fibroids, which are benign tumors. With so many women suffering from uterine fibroids, power morcellators became a popular tool used to help reduce the risks associated with general surgery. Despite its widespread use, many women are only now discovering that they have developed uterine problems from the use of a power morcellator to remove their uterine fibroid tumors.
How The FDA Approves New Medications
With so many new medications hitting the market each year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed an extensive application process to protect consumers by ensuring that only safe and effective medications are available for purchase or for prescribing by a physician.