Category Archives: General

The “Stealth” Juror: A multifaceted problem at trial

By Devon Reiff, Esq. Introduction: While every trial lawyer wants to pick a jury that will ultimately return a verdict in favor of his or her client, the [..]

General

FDA Caught Red-handed Spying on Its Employees

By Devon Reiff – ​ An investigation by the Food and Drug Administration of a number of its employees, characterized as an effort to quell their communication with [..]

Drugs, General, Men, Women

Zithromax: Another prescription drug that fails to justify its existence

By Steven Di Joseph – At one time, writing about a dangerous prescription drug was an infrequent occurrence. Today, however, it has become difficult to keep up with [..]

Diseases, Drugs, General

Study Finds College Students Remarkably Incompetent

By Stef Morisi – Balancing a checkbook, comprehending newspaper articles, and calculating the cost of gas are just a few tasks that many college seniors cannot handle, according [..]

General, Men, Women

Dirty Surgical Equipment Puts Patients at Risk for Infection and Other Potentially Serious Complications

By Justin DiJoseph – Did you ever think a hospital’s surgical team would use dirty equipment when operating on a patient? John Harrison didn’t think so. When he [..]

General, Medical/Hospital

The Risks of Cholesterol Drugs Vary As Widely As The Choices

By Steven Di Joseph – I – The Statins Although more people worldwide suffer from high cholesterol than ever before, the problem has reached epidemic proportions in the [..]

Drugs, Food-Related, General

Spring Cleaning: Which Meds Go, How To Dispose of Them, What to Restock & Safety Storage Tips

By Stef Morisi – How often should you clean out your medicine cabinet? Beth Israel Medical Center’s Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Dr. Elizabeth Palillo, says, “Once a year.” If [..]

Consumer Protection, Drugs, General

Does a Pharmacist’s Right to Conscientiously Object Put Patients at Risk?

Refusing to fill a prescription due to personal conflicts can become a slippery slope By Justin Di Joseph – Doctors are often called upon to treat violent criminals [..]

Consumer Protection, Diseases, Drugs, General

TOPAMAX, Already in Hot Water over Off-Label Promotion, Now Linked to Birth Defects

By John Saponaro – Off-label promotion has become an ongoing issue over the past several years as pharmaceutical companies continue to violate government policies by advertising drugs for [..]

Consumer Protection, Drugs, General

Study Says, Nursing Home Residents Are Being Prescribed Antipsychotic Drugs Regardless of Potentially Hazardous Side Effects

By Devon Reiff – According to a recent report by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), many nursing home residents [..]

Drugs, General, Psychological/Psychiatric, The Elderly