Category Archives: Dangerous Drugs

Your Herbal Supplements May Be a Danger to Your Health!

An investigation by Attorney General Erik T. Schneiderman revealed that herbal supplements being sold at four major retailer – GNC, Walmart, Target and Walgreens – did not contain the herbs they purported to contain. DNA testing on products like Echinacea, ginseng, St. John’s Wort and garlic revealed that just 21% of store brand supplements from -->

FDA Warns Manufacturer of Sports Supplement ‘Craze’

The FDA has sent an official warning letter to Craze about concerns that have been raised about its safety for more than a year.The letter questions whether compounds listed on the label as coming from dendrobium orchids are really found in the plant. It says that the proprietary blend of ingredients listed on the label -->

Low-T Testosterone Heart Risk Lawsuit

Men who have or are taking testosterone drugs are at increased risk of testosterone stroke and testosterone heart attack, according to a recent study. Androgel, a testosterone drug, warns on its label a number of testosterone side effects including high blood pressure, blood clots in the legs, and serious problems for people who have heart, -->

Bladder Cancer Related Taking Actos – Drug for Diabetes

The latest Actos bladder cancer case commenced on January 21, in Western Louisiana with the process of jury selection. The case is Terrance Allen et ix. v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc. et al (Civil No. 12-0065) and is part of the group of consolidated cases known In re: Actos (Pioglitazone) products Liability Litigation. The -->

7 Drugs That Can Kill Kids in a Single Pill

In 2002 there were 2.4 million toxic ingestions, and more than half of these occurred in children younger than 6, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children aged 18-36 months seemed to be at the highest risk, and for these toddlers, just one pill can be deadly. Be aware of these 7 -->

OxyElite Pro Recalled

The popular dietary supplement, OxyElite, used to lose weight and build muscle, has been recalled due to liver injuries in victims as a result of consuming this product. Over the last several years, OxyElite Pro has been reformulated by the manufacturer because of safety concerns. OxyElite Pro has recently been implicated in numerous cases of -->

OxyElite Pro Supplements Recalled!

The FDA has agreed to recall the dietary supplement linked to dozens of cases of acute liver failure and hepatitis, including one death and illnesses so severe that several patients required liver transplants. In addition to the recall, USPLabs assured FDA officials that it will destroy warehouse stocks of  the supplement. The FDA will oversee -->

Legalizing Marijuana Raises Health Concerns

The recreational use of marijuana became legal in Colorado and Washington. Over a dozen states have decriminalized possession of small amounts of the substance. Although federal law still bans both the sales and possession of marijuana, President Obama has said the federal government has bigger issues at hand and will not aggressively prosecute those selling -->

Unmasking the People Behind Risky Pills

A number of supplement makers caught with drug-spiked products are run by executives with criminal backgrounds. Tests have discovered that their supposedly all-natural pills and powders have contained potentially dangerous ingredients including methamphetamine-like compounds and anti-psychotic drugs. Dr. Larry LeGunn, a supposedly legitimate doctor sold dietary pills and powders called Tranquility. But these drugs were -->

Will a New Insomnia Drug Be the Next Blockbuster?

Merck, the pharmaceutical company has developed a new insomnia drug that could replace leading competitors such as Ambien. Suvorexant, the new sleeping pill that the company has been developing for a decade, was proved to be safe and effective. The FDA was to approve the new drug and if the government approved suvorexant, it would -->