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David Mittleman

Marijuana Vaping – Risky New Teen Trend?

You’ve probably heard a lot about “vaping,” the general term for using e-cigarettes and similar devices.  Manufacturers have been trying to position vaping as a safer alternative than actual cigarettes and as a tool to help current smokers quit.  Still, […]

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FDA Ignores 2009 Warnings: Superbugs Caused by Difficulty with Cleaning Medical Scopes

In 2009, State and Federal health officials warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to alert hospitals about the risks of contamination from specialized medical scopes.  Such contamination is to blame for a recent series of deadly “superbug” outbreaks.  A […]

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Big Pharma, How Dare You!

For over 30 years, I have earned a living holding corporations, insurance companies, negligent drivers, doctors, and hospitals accountable for their actions (or sometime inaction).  Our Constitution and Amendments provide PEOPLE and corporations with rights that may be acted on […]

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FDA Releases New Prescription Labeling System for Pregnant and Nursing Women and Men and Women of Reproductive Potential

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are over six million pregnancies in the United States every year. These pregnant women take an average of three to five prescription drugs during pregnancy, whether it’s for a controlling […]

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$63 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson Upheld

This week, Massachusetts’ highest court upheld a verdict of $63 million dollars against massive consumer product company Johnson & Johnson.  The case stems from allegations that Johnson & Johnson, which among many other things manufactures common over-the-counter household medications, failed […]

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Zofran Birth Defect Cases – Drug Harms Children, Families

Pregnancy can be a difficult time.  Expectant mothers are often struggling to stay comfortable through physical changes while always wanting to do what’s best for their baby.  Pregnancy-related nausea, usually referred to as “morning sickness,” affects many women and can […]

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Stem Cell Treatment for Mr. Hockey Stirs Controversy

Any hockey fan would recognize Mr. Hockey – Gordie Howe – and remember the former Red Wing star as one of the toughest players in the history of the game.  His name is famously, if somewhat incorrectly, connected to the […]

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome a Rare but Devastating Complication of Drug Reaction

A young California woman is struggling to survive, just two weeks after taking a friend’s prescription antibiotic for some cold-like symptoms.  She developed a condition known as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a rare and unpredictable complication associated with some common medications.  […]

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Joan Rivers Fell Victim To Complication While Under Propofol, According to Report

Coroner Renders Opinion The New York City medical examiner has concluded that popular comedian and TV celebrity Joan Rivers died as a result of a “therapeutic complication.” Rivers was undergoing a procedure to evaluate her voice when she experienced breathing […]

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Special Nail Polish Could Help Stop Rape on College Campuses

Nail Polish Could Help Identify Date Rape Drug in Drink President Obama recently called for an increased awareness of the problem of rape on college campuses.  With Michigan State’s move-in weekend occurring as I type, I was particularly interested in […]