Category Archives: Drug and Medical

Johnson & Johnson Will Pay Over $2 Billion to Settle False Marketing

It was announced on Monday, November 4, 2013, that the healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson will pay out $2.2 billion to settle false marketing charges. The charges are that Johnson & Johnson marketed drugs for uses that had not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and paid “kickbacks” to both doctors and nursing homes.

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Is Breast Cancer Overdiagnosed

Is breast cancer overdiagnosed? A new study that appeared recently in the “New England Journal of Medicine” indicates that this is the case.

Women have been told for many years that one of the most vital things they should do to protect their health is to have regular mammograms. However, some medical experts believe that in the last few years it has become more and more clear that mammograms are not all they are made out to be. Continue reading

Patients May Have Been Exposed to Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

English: Spongiform Change in CJD

It is true. Patients may have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. This disturbing news comes as health officials confirmed on Friday, September 20, 2013, that a neurosurgery patient at a New Hampshire hospital this past spring did have the rare fatal brain disorder.

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