Cryotherapy Centers: Risky Workplaces?

You may have recently heard about the young woman in Nevada who was found dead at a cryotherapy tank at her workplace. A New York Times article first reported about the death at the Rejuvenice spa back in October of this year. Learning of this tragedy reminds us that workplaces…

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FDA Requests Warning on Zoloft Labels

Zoloft (sertraline) is an anti-depressant known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and is used to treat depression, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, anxiety, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Zoloft, produced by Pfizer, has been on the market since 1991. However, for years now, some studies have shown that the use…

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Instagram Fail for Kim Kardashian? — At least to the F.D.A.

Did you catch when Kim Kardashian posted on Instagram, back in July, a picture and words of praise for a morning sickness drug? Ok, I admit neither did I, but I did see the New York Times article regarding the situation, and the F.D.A.’s response thereafter.

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Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Inferior Medical Device?

A recent NBC News investigation looked into the medical device known has an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, specifically one type called the Recovery Filter, manufactured by C.R. Bard. The news investigation was a bit horrifying, not only because it recounted that patients have died from this device, but also…

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FDA to Reconsider the Contraceptive Device Essure?

An NPR article from earlier in the summer discusses the contraceptive device, Essure®, which we covered in an earlier blog, “Common Birth Controls: Problematic or Dangerous to Women?”. Essure is a device made of two metal coils that is implanted into the fallopian tubes to block and prevent pregnancy. The…

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