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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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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 TreatmentDiaries.com. 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 SurvivingMESH.org, and her attorney, Karen Beyea-Schroeder. In this podcast episode, Christy...

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