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Fosamax and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (“ONJ”)

 The prescription drug Fosamax (alendronate sodium) is a medication which has been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of postmenopausal women to treat osteoporosis and help increase bone mass thereby reducing the chance of spinal or non-spinal fractures. 534 more words

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AndroGel and Stroke

According to its manufacturer, AbbVie, “AndroGel® (testosterone gel) 1% and 1.62% are controlled substances, available by prescription, used to treat adult males who have low or no testosterone.” The AndroGel website offers the following ten question yes-no quiz to see whether a man “should talk to” his “doctor about Low Testosterone:” 653 more words

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Pradaxa versus Coumadin

The prescription drug Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) is a medication which has been prescribed to hundreds of thousands of patients to thin their blood thereby reducing the risk of stroke and blood clots when they have certain underlying heart disease such as atrial fibrillation or heart valve problems, but not artificial heart valves. 729 more words

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Medical Negligence: Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

Coronary heart diseases are a leading cause of death among Americans. Around 1.5 million heart attacks occur in United States every year.

A heart attack, also known as… 523 more words

Medical Negligence

Massachusetts General Hospital doctors to pay $4.5m over death

“Two top doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital have agreed to pay the woman’s family $4.5 million because, a medical malpractice lawyer said, the physicians failed to take measures that might have prevented the death,” the Boston Globe reports. 9 more words

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John Edwards back in N.C. court as a trial lawyer

John Edwards is back in a courtroom — this time representing the parents of a 4-year-old Virginia boy with brain damage.

The Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C., … 185 more words