Canagliflozin, which goes by the brand names Invokana and Sulisent, is a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes. Canagliflozin was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013, and has since been prescribed to thousands of Americans.
Hip replacement has been touted as the ultimate solution for people suffering from hip pain in the United States. Metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements, in particular, have been promoted since the 1990s under the theory that they can stand more wear and tear, and allow a patient to regain a more active lifestyle.
However, metal-on-metal hip implants may cause recipients more harm than help.
There were 45,500 hip-replacement procedures performed in the United States in 2012, according to the American Joint Replacement Registry. That number rose to over 280,000 in 2017. With so many surgeries of this type being performed, one would think that hip replacements are a safe and successful operation for most people.
After six weeks of grueling testimony and eight hours of deliberation, a St. Louis jury has awarded 22 ovarian cancer victims and their families $4.69 billion.
Transvaginal mesh has been a controversial product for a number of years now. It is a net-like implant that is frequently used by surgeons to repair several common conditions, but it has been riddled with numerous issues.
In 2016, the FDA classified transvaginal mesh as “high-risk” due to its high risk of erosion and organ perforation, which has resulted in multimillion-dollar lawsuits for many people who’ve been injured by it. Despite the safety risks associated with transvaginal mesh, some surgeons continue to use it.
Time and time again, our news cycle is interrupted with E. coli and salmonella outbreak headlines, recalls, and warnings. Here’s the latest, and what you can do if a food product puts you in the hospital, missing work and throwing your life a curveball.
Acute hip pain can make life miserable. It makes it difficult to sleep, walk, climb stairs, sit, and go through one’s daily activities. Debilitating hip pain is why many people elect to have a hip replacement. A hip replacement is major surgery that can require four to six months for full recovery. It’s definitely the type of operation that no one wants to go through more than once. Unfortunately, defective artificial hip joints and product recalls have forced some people to undergo additional painful surgeries.
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