Medical Product Issues

FDA Cleared, Listed, or Approved Pharmaceutical and Medical Products

Is the drug you are taking or the medical device used during your treatment FDA approved? Strictly speaking, only drugs and life-sustaining or life-threatening “Class 3” medical devices, such as replacement heart valves and defibrillators, hemodialysis machines, orthopedic implants, which require the highest level of regulatory control due to the very high risk of using these, need to be...

How common is ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a potentially deadly form of the disease.  In fact, according to Williams Kherkher, in the United States, ovarian cancer is considered the fifth most fatal cancer among women and the most fatal cancer related to the reproductive system.  Unfortunately, the risk of developing this deadly cancer is often increased when a woman undergoes a hysterectomy or...

Defective Pharmaceuticals: When Medicine Does More Harm Than Good

The medical community relies on pharmaceutical companies to manufacture solutions that can help address the needs and concerns of patients. In an ideal scenario, the solutions provided by pharmaceutical giants contribute to advancing the health and well-being of a given community. However, the real situation proves to be a lot more complicated. There have been several cases when these...