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Hernia Patients Over-Prescribed Opioids for Recovery

 hernia patients over-prescribed opioidsA new study published in the journal Surgery has found that patients recovering from hernia procedures may require far fewer opioids to manage their pain than they are often prescribed. Some data indicates that patients are frequently given up to 30 pills after such procedures, the majority of which are unnecessary and could lead to them becoming addicted to opioids.

The study, helmed by Dr. Peter Masiakos of Massachusetts General ...

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California Jury Awards $417 Million to Woman in J&J Talc Case

$417 million awarded to plaintiff in Johnson & Johnson talc caseA Los Angeles jury has awarded $417 million to a woman claiming that talc in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer. The amount surpasses the combined total of what Missouri juries have awarded four separate plaintiffs in similar cases.

In her suit, Eva Echeverria says that she developed ovarian cancer as a “proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous ...

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Women Prescribed Double Number of Necessary Opioids after C-Sections

women prescribed double opioids necessary after c-sectionA series of three successive studies recently published in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology suggest that women are drastically over-prescribed dangerous opioids after C-sections. The studies build off each other to provide a complete picture of how women’s pain is less carefully regarded throughout the medical process than that of men.

In one of the studies, 720 C-section patients were followed after giving birth from six different facilities in ...

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Government Study: More Than One-third of Adults Prescribed an Opioid in 2015

100 million americans prescribed opioids in 2015According to a report published on Reuters, a new government study has found that more than one-third of adults in the US — nearly 100 million people — were prescribed an opioid in 2015. The statistic is staggering, and provides insight into how the opioid crisis is ruining lives across the country.

Results of the study consisted of data from more than 50,000 participants obtained through face-to-face interviews. ...

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DNA Links Contaminated Heater-Cooler Units to German Factory

heater-cooler contamination linked to german factoryA study published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal has linked DNA from 250 samples of contaminated heater-cooler units, or HCUs, to the German manufacturer LivaNova and its Munich factory, according to reports from Kaiser Health News. The devices have been tied to more than 100 severe or fatal infections worldwide since 2013.

The samples were obtained from patients and matched to a group of the defective heater-coolers with ...

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Documents Show Strong Monsanto Attempt to Influence Research

evidence shows strong monsanto attempt to influence research“If somebody came to me and said they wanted to test Roundup I know how I’d react – with serious concern.” These are the words written by an internal Monsanto scientist in 2001 regarding one of the company’s top-selling products.

A growing body of research has shown increased concern over glyphosate and its effects on the human body. And now, a set of documents released during an ongoing Monsanto trial ...

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