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    • OSTEO RELIEF INSTITUTE OF WALL  30 KNEE PATIENTS INFECTED BY INJECTIONS

      OSTEO RELIEF INSTITUTE OF WALL 30 KNEE PATIENTS INFECTED BY INJECTIONS

      The New Jersey Department of Health says that over 30 patients contracted infections at the Osteo Relief Institute in Wall Township after receiving injections for knee pain management.  The facility closed on March 7th after patient complaints about bacterial infections. […]

    • ZIMMER  BIOMET SHOULDER IMPLANT  RECALL

      ZIMMER  BIOMET SHOULDER IMPLANT  RECALL

      The FDA has provided additional information to patients and medical providers regarding the recall of the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Implant initiated by Zimmer Biomet on December 20, 2016. The recall has been designated a “Class 1” recall, which reflects the […]

    • NURSING HOMES FAIL TO USE ISOLATION PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENTS INFECTED BY SUPERBUGS

      NURSING HOMES FAIL TO USE ISOLATION PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENTS INFECTED BY SUPERBUGS

      According to the findings of a new research, very few nursing homes follow the recommended isolation precautions for residents with multi-drug resistant infections, which may place other nursing home residents at  risk of the serious and potentially  life-threatening “superbug” infections. […]

    • CDC – MESOTHELIOMA DEATH RATES RISING

      CDC – MESOTHELIOMA DEATH RATES RISING

      In a report published recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that mesothelioma mortality rates are still rising, despite increased awareness about the dangers of asbestos and better detection and treatment methods.  The CDC reports that mesothelioma deaths […]

    • NEW LYME DISEASE WARNING FOR NJ

      NEW LYME DISEASE WARNING FOR NJ

      It could be a bad year for Lyme disease, predict two upstate New York scientists who study the disease.  Researchers at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York, have determined the regional mouse population is skyrocketing, and […]

    • RISPERDAL  LAWSUITS

      RISPERDAL  LAWSUITS

      According to Johnson & Johnson’s most recent annual report, there are now 18,500 Risperdal lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the US and Canada. Risperdal (risperidone) is an  antipsychotic approved by the Food and […]

    • NEW STUDY SUGGESTS IVC FILTERS ARE OVERUSED

      NEW STUDY SUGGESTS IVC FILTERS ARE OVERUSED

      Inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) are placed to prevent deep venous thromboses (DVT) from traveling to the heart and lungs, causing pulmonary embolism.  They are considered life-saving devices that can prevent a patient from suffering a pulmonary embolism in cases […]

    • HOMEOPATHIC TEETHING AID CONTAINS TOXIC BELLADONNA

      HOMEOPATHIC TEETHING AID CONTAINS TOXIC BELLADONNA

      The FDA has confirmed that certain brands of homeopathic teething tablets marketed by Hyland’s contain elevated amounts of the toxic substance belladonna and is warning consumers not to use them.  Belladonna is a potentially poisonous extract of the Deadly Nightshade […]

    • NJ MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES ROSE IN 2016

      NJ MOTOR VEHICLE FATALITIES ROSE IN 2016

      The number of traffic deaths in New Jersey rose 8 percent last year, which means traffic fatalities have gone up for three consecutive years.  Data from the State Police show motor-vehicle-related deaths – which include not just when two vehicles […]

    • OCEAN COUNTY NJ: 900 CHILDREN AT RISK AFTER POSSIBLE FAULTY VACCINES

      OCEAN COUNTY NJ: 900 CHILDREN AT RISK AFTER POSSIBLE FAULTY VACCINES

      More than 900 children in Ocean County may not have been vaccinated properly.  New details are emerging about the complaint filed by the state Attorney General’s office against Dr. Michael Bleiman of Southern Ocean Pediatrics and Family Medicine in Manahawkin […]