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Prescription Painkillers – What You Need to Know

Prescription painkillers are quickly becoming a problem for America. They can often be obtained much easier than illegal drugs, and there are many different age groups getting addicted and misusing them. Unfortunately, the increase in addiction rates coincides with an increase in overdose and death rates due to abuse of prescription pain medicines. The Centers […]

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Updates on Yaz & Yasmin Lawsuits

The German pharmaceutical company, Bayer Healthcare, introduced the birth control formulation Yasmin in 2001 and Yaz in 2006. The combination oral contraceptives contain estrogen and progestin, also known as drospirenone, which prevent ovulation and the possibility of pregnancy. Both preparations were marketed heavily with promises that the drugs were safe and created minimal PMS symptoms […]

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Increased Risk of Fire leads to Honda Recall

Nearly 900,000 of one of the most popular minivan models in America are the subject of a recall involving a risk of engine fires. Honda announced a recall involving its Odyssey minivan. According to a report dated March 14, 2014 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, the recall affects certain Odyssey minivans from […]

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Suit against PG&E Reinstated

The family of a man who suffered fatal injuries while trimming a tree has been given the green light to sue Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The California Court of Appeals ruled that the case can move forward after a district court judge ruled earlier that the company had met all required standards as set […]

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FDA Suspends Roos Foods’ Registration

The Food and Drug Administration suspended the registration of a Kenton-based food facility on March 11, 2014. Roos Foods Inc. was linked to serious health consequences that some of its customers experienced after consuming the company’s products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC), eight people were reportedly affected with an outbreak […]

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Insights into the Workers’ Plan to Sue McDonald’s

McDonald’s may be known for its low prices, but if the allegations in several wage theft lawsuits filed against the company are true, the practices enabling such low prices may leave a bad taste in the mouths of consumers. After 2013 saw some of the largest organized strikes of fast food workers across the United […]

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The FDA Approves New Testosterone Treatment Despite Risks

New drugs and treatments for hypogonadism, commonly called “low-T,” are now becoming even more prevalent than those for erectile dysfunction. This disease is characterized by an overall decrease in testosterone levels in the body, leading to decreased energy, lower sex drive, depressed mood and other symptoms in men. While some testosterone treatments are generally considered […]

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FDA Sued Over Mercury Labeling of Fish

The average American today is better informed about food than at any other time in history, but there is still room for more information. As the government agency responsible for public food safety, the FDA usually bears the brunt of demands for changes in food labeling policy. According to a recent news article, The Center […]

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Testosterone Treatment and Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a health concern that affects many men of all ages, although it does become more common during middle age as testosterone levels begin to drop. According to the Mayo Clinic, low testosterone levels can be due to primary or secondary causes. Also known as male hypogonadism, it is due to insufficient levels […]

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Testosterone Overview, Discussion and Treatment

A significant problem in testosterone levels is a problem that plagues many men of all ages, although it becomes more prevalent after the age of thirty. Testosterone is produced in the testes and is responsible for a healthy sex drive and staving off erectile dysfunction. However, testosterone is vital to a man’s health and overall […]

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