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Michael Roberts

Meningitis Concerns and Alabama Patients

The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has been responding to the multi-state meningitis outbreak that has caused fourteen deaths. Its source has been identified as the New…

Michael Roberts

FDA Safety Alert -Reumofan Plus and Reumofan Plus Premium

It’s easy to be attracted to labels that market a product as “natural”. But this summer a dietary supplement marketed as “all natural” has caught the…

Michael Roberts

Court Says Cigarette Health Warning Requirement Violates Tobacco Company's "Free Speech" Rights

Tobacco companies scored a major victory this week at the expense of consumer health. On February 28, a Washington, D.C. Federal Court blocked Federal legislation and an FDA regulation…

Michael Roberts

actos and bladder cancer

An estimated 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned patients that use of…

Michael Roberts

FDA Request for Withdrawal of Darvon and Darvocet May Have Come Too Late

Darvon and Darvocet Recall
Failing to remove a dangerous product from the market can have severe health consequences. But it is even worse when the withdrawal effort could have come much sooner and…

Michael Roberts

Raptiva Withdrawn from U.S. Market

On April 8, the psoriasis drug Raptiva (efalizumab) was the subject of an announced phased voluntary withdrawal from the United States market. Its manufacturer, Genentech, made this announcement…

Michael Roberts

Chantix Linked to Suicide Risk?

In early 2008, the FDA issued a Public Health Advisory on the smoking cessation drug Chantix. Chantix, also known as varenicline, is manufactured by Pfizer. In late 2007, the FDA issued an Early…

Greg Cusimano

National Health Care Costs Out Of Control – The Truth!

Health Care Cost in the United States is out of control. Are we getting our money’s worth? Cost of health insurance for family of four exceeded gross earnings for a minimum wage full-time worker. Over 47 million Americans remain uninsured.