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  • Nov 20, 2019 0

    TDF drugs damage the kidneys and bones

    TDF drugs are antiretrovirals used to treat HIV.  Gilead Sciences markets TDF in combination with other drugs under the brand name Truvada, as well as other names such as Atripla, Complera, Stribild, Symfi-Lo, Cimduo and Viread. Studies have found TDF drugs to be damaging to the kidneys and bone...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and kidney disease

    Millions of Americans have taken PPIs like Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid to treat heartburn. These drugs have been promoted as a safe and more effective alternative to other antacid treatments and have been widely prescribed. These drugs, however, can allegedly cause extensive kidney damage. Numerou...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Incretin Mimetics and pancreatic complications

    Incretin mimetics are a class of drugs used to Type 2 diabetes. Recent studies have shown that incretin mimetics are linked with pancreatic cancer. In 2013, the FDA released unpublished academic research that demonstrated pre-cancerous cellular changes known as pancreatic duct metaplasia in Type 2 d...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Pradaxa and traumatic internal bleeding

    Pradaxa is an anticoagulant prescription medication used to prevent strokes in atrial fibrillation patients. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of adverse events have resulted from use of Pradaxa, particularly bleeding events that required transfusions or hospitalization. Due to these adverse event...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Taxotere and permanent hair loss

    Taxotere is a plant alkaloid chemotherapy drug derived from the yew tree. Taxotere is used intravenously in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (after failure of prior chemotherapy) and in conjunction with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide in patients with operable node-positiv...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Valsartan and cancer, liver damage

    Valsartan is an angiotensin-receptor blocker which is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure or congestive heart failure. Valsartan is widely manufactured overseas. Unfortunately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found Valsartan drugs made by generic manufacturers to be contaminat...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Xeljanz and pulmonary embolism and thrombosis

    Xeljanz is a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, after Xeljanz was approved the FDA issued a safety warning on the drug, regarding an increased risk of blood clots and of death with the 10 mg twice daily dose of Xeljanz. If you have taken the 10mg twice...

  • Nov 13, 2019 0

    Lemtrada – stroke and arterial dissection

    Lemtrada is an intravenous medication used to treat multiple sclerosis. Since it was approved, patients have been suffering from strokes and arterial dissection. Adverse events prompted the FDA to issue a Drug Safety Communication warning of risk of strokes and tears in lining of arteries of the hea...