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Jury Awards $140M after Prescription Error Leads to Woman’s Death

A jury in Baldwin County, Ala., has awarded $140 million to the family of a woman with diabetes who died as a result of a prescription error. The hospital and three other firms were ordered to pay the...

As Diabetes Cases Increase in America, so Does Vision Loss

As the number of people in the United States suffering from diabetes rises, so does the rate of vision loss among Americans, a new study has found. Such nonrefractive visual impairment is serious...

Study: Knee Replacement Patients Likely to Gain Weight after Surgery

It’s probably no surprise that overweight people are more likely than others to need total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, and...

New Studies Support Natural Treatments for Depression

Two new studies provide alternative treatment options for people who suffer from depression but either want to avoid antidepressants or have found antidepressants ineffective. This...

Paxil Birth Defect Lawsuit Qualifies for Class-Action Status in Canada

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled that a woman whose daughter was born with birth defects associated with taking a prescribed antidepressant during pregnancy can proceed with a class-action...

Ruling on off-label drug marketing

DePuy Faces Nearly 2,700 Lawsuits over Pinnacle Hip Implant

As one manufacturer begins to settle lawsuits over its defective ASR all-metal hip implants, it also is forced to defend itself against a growing number of cases involving another popular medical device. DePuy...

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