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Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Failure

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are medications used to treat heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. PPIs work by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. Recent studies show that patients who regularly take PPIs are at …

Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Blanket

Patients who receive a Bair Hugger® forced air warming device during hip and knee replacement surgery face a significant risk of deep-joint infection. The air that is circulated by the forced hot air warming system is contaminated with bacteria. When the contaminated air comes into …

Essure Birth Control Device

The FDA has received numerous reports of injury and complications related to the Essure® permanent birth control device. Side effects include: Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Pain Migration of the Coils Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes Rash and Itching (nickel allergy) If you or someone …

Leo Soell Finally Feels Safe at Work

Johnson Johnson & Schaller Client Leo Seoll finally feels safe at work. The Oregonian reports, “The Gresham-Barlow School District has agreed to pay $60,000 and make sweeping changes across its nearly two dozen campuses after a transgender elementary school teacher complained of more than a …

Estate of man who dies in jail files suit against Lincoln County

Two weeks after he was booked on misdemeanor charges, Bradley Thomas died naked and alone in his jail cell in Lincoln County. When their mentally ill prisoner’s condition deteriorated, Sheriff’s deputies punished him instead of getting him the medical care he needed. His illness was …

Xarelto clinical trials may have been faulty

Clinical trials performed by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer pharmaceuticals may have shown the drug Xaralto to be safer than it actually is. Xaralto is an anti-clotting drug frequently prescribed to prevent strokes in patients with heart disorders. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating …