Republicans and Democrats on a committee of the House of Representatives are asking the federal Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, for a report on the status of certain blood pressure medicines that are commonly manufactured in foreign plants.
Life is stressful for many Rome, Georgia, residents. For that and for many other reasons, they may develop depression. Other people in the area suffer with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, both of which are serious mental health conditions that arise for genetic and other reasons.
There are many people in Georgia who suffer from high blood sugar to the point where they need to take medication for this condition.
According to recent reports, several different types of blood pressure medication have been recalled over the course of the past several months. Concerningly, the list of medications subject to recall has continued to grow.
One medical problem that has plagued doctors and hospitals for decades is what to do about blood clots. Blood clots can form in the body for a number of reasons, and they are a particular problem when a patient has recently had surgery and is then not doing a lot of moving around while recovering.
The safety of yet another birth control device, Mirena, is the subject of scrutiny after a woman filed suit against its manufacturer, Bayer, in federal court. The woman is seeking at least $75,000 compensation from the manufacturer. She alleges that Bayer was negligent and also stated several claims related to medical product liability.
Residents of Georgia might not realize it since it has been so closely associated with different types of lung cancer, but asbestos is actually a naturally occurring substance.
According to a recent report from a major medical journal, about 1 in 3 of people in the United States are on at least one drug that has depression as a potential side effect. Perhaps more disturbingly, this same study concluded that 1 in 4 Americans are on at least one drug that increase the possibility of suicide.
Recently, a federal appellate court in another part of the country, perhaps to the disappointment of many victims of dangerous drugs, set aside a $3 million verdict that a jury had awarded to the widow of a successful attorney who killed himself.
A previous post on this blog discussed the legal difficulties the drug manufacturer Bayer has run in to on account of its Essure birth control device.