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Beau Hooks / Patient Advocate

Vials of Testosterone Used for Injection

Manufacturers of Testosterone-Boosting Drugs Could Face Multidistrict Litigation

AndroGel, the controversial testosterone replacement gel linked to heart attacks in men, is spending almost as much time in court as it is in medicine cabinets these days. A motion was filed...

Actos Trial Results in 9 Billion Dollar Verdict

Actos Verdict: Takeda, Eli Lilly Must Pay $9 Billion for Hiding Bladder Cancer Risks

A Louisiana federal jury awarded a man $9 billion in punitive damages and $1.5 million in compensatory damages from Takeda Pharmaceuticals and marketing partner Eli Lilly & Co., claiming the drug...

Delores Cipriano alleges Actos gave her bladder cancer

Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Against Actos Resumes Today

The multibillion-dollar trial against Takeda Pharmaceuticals, over Actos and the Type 2 diabetes drug’s link to bladder cancer, resumes...

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Study Links Actos to Development of Chronic Kidney Disease

Researchers have discovered a link between the diabetes drug Actos and an increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Doctors at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Medical University found that diabetes patients...

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FDA Approves Aveed Testosterone Product, with Restrictions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this month approved the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug Aveed, despite recent studies that...

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Push for End to Testosterone Replacement Therapy Gains Ally in UFC

The many groups sounding warnings about Testosterone Replacement Therapy welcomed two surprising allies to their side in the battle over the controversial prescription drugs. The Nevada State...

Amy Ohm of Treatment Diaries

Cancer Survivor Provides Forum for Patients to Share Personal Journeys

This episode of Drugwatch Radio features Amy Ohm, the founder and CEO of Treatment Diaries is an online patient community that allows people to share their personal journeys with...

Dr. Sidney Wolfe

Doctor Wants FDA to Warn About Testosterone Side Effects

On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, I welcome a fellow consumer advocate to the show, Sidney Wolfe, M.D., founder of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. Wolfe founded the group in 1971 and...

Michael Carome

Part II: Consumer Advocate Discusses Doctors’ Independence, Obamacare, Clinical Trials

Last month, we posted Part I of our interview with Public Citizen’s Dr. Michael Carome, who is the director...

Michael Carome

Part I: Consumer Advocate at Public Citizen Discusses Diabetes Drugs, Hip Implants

On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, I am joined by Dr. Michael Carome, director of the Health Research Group (HG) at the public advocacy group Public Citizen. ...

Attorney Sean Jez Discusses Hip Implant Lawsuits

Hip Implant Lawyer Talks About Complications, Lawsuits

by Michelle Llamas On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, hip implant lawyer G. Sean Jez of Fleming, Nolen and Jez joined me by telephone from his office in Houston. Jez earned his law degree from...

Part II: Transvaginal Mesh Survivor Tells Other Women: ‘Do Not Give Up’

By Michelle Llamas Welcome to Part II of our interview with mesh survivor Christy Hammond, founder of, and her attorney, Karen Beyea-Schroeder. In this podcast episode, Christy...


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