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Elmiron Bladder Pain Drug Warning Added by J&J

Made by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect the bladder wall from irritants in urine, which causes interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome. Elmiron actually works like heparin and is a weak anticoagulant, acting like a blood […]

Multi-District Litigation Formed for Allergan’s Textured Breast Implants

Litigation is proceeding in New Jersey federal court concerning Allergan’s Biocell Textured Breast Implants. The multidistrict litigation (MDL 2921) was formed in December before The Honorable Judge Brian R. Martinotti and Judge Joseph Dickson. Back in 2017 and earlier in 2011, the FDA warned about a rare form of cancer – anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, a […]

Should I Seek Medical Attention After a Rear-End Collision?

If another car hits you from behind and you’ve done nothing wrong, you could have a strong personal injury case. But, what if you don’t feel injured right after the crash? Not so fast. It would be a mistake to assume that everything is fine when experience shows that an accident like this can result […]

Gender Discrimination in Medicine

In 1847, Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to enroll in a medical school in the United States. It wasn’t until 1936 that Harvard Medical School admitted its first woman, and that happened as a result of a clerical error. Today, there are roughly the same number of women as there are men in medical […]

How to Stay Out of Credit Card Debt

If you have struggled with credit card debt, you are not alone. The Federal Reserve reports that total U.S. credit card debt was at its highest point ever in 2017, at over $1 trillion. Major credit agency Experian reports that the average American has a credit card balance of $6,375, which is a 3% increase over last year. […]