Ever wonder how millions of people can be exposed to the deadly side effects of a medication before they receive warning?
In 2009, a nursing home resident was rushed to the hospital, barely clinging to life. Acting on limited information, the hospital staff attempted to treat the 46-year-old for a heart attack, but he died soon after. Postmortem toxicology tests revealed that the man did not die from an ordinary heart attack, but a morphine overdose.
Hemodialysis is supposed to save lives, not endanger them. Sadly, two popular dialysis concentrates have been recalled after causing fatal episodes of heart failure. The manufacturer, Fresenius Medical Care, recently recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte products.
In recent years, medical studies have uncovered alarming side effects associated with certain birth control pills, namely Yaz, Yasmin and NuvaRing. However, the latest birth control study made an especially troubling conclusion: Women who use combined hormonal birth control pills are 1.5 to 2 times more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack.
A new medical study revealed a disturbing connection between Zithromax (azithromycin) and fatal heart problems. Research revealed that patients taking Zithromax, or Z-Pak, were 2.5 times more likely to die from a heart problem than those taking another antibiotic, amoxicillin.