ANTI-MALARIA DRUG MEFLOQUIN BEING LINKED TO SGT. ROBERT BALES AFGHANISTAN RAMPAGE THAT LEFT 16 PEOPLE DEAD

While use of mefloquine is relatively common in the Middle East, it is not a first-line treatment and is not indicated for use by anyone with a history of brain injury or seizurePrevious issue: Bales had a history of brain trauma, which should have precluded his use of the controversial, yet widely used, antimalarial drug

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HEALTH ALERT: 19 FOODS THAT ARE NOT FOODS

19 foods that aren’t food

By Mandy Oaklander Published July 19, 2013 Prevention Magazine

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“Everything in moderation” is usually pretty sound advice. But let’s face it: Some things you should just not put in your mouth. From artificial flavors and colors to words you’d need an advanced degree in chemistry to pronounce, there are thousands of ingredients making their way into your food that are simply not, strictly speaking, food. (For more on that, see Prevention contributor and bestselling author Mark Bittman’s piece for us about how to eat.) Continue reading

KAREN BARTLETT LOSES $21 MILLION PAYOUT FOR PAIN AND SUFFERING AFTER LATEST SUPREME COURT RULING, DRUG SULINDAC LEFT HER BLIND, BURNED AND DISFIGURED AFTER NINE YEARS OF TAKING IT

Disbelief: Karen Bartlett, who developed a severe reaction to the drug sulindac that resulted in two-thirds of her skin sloughing off and rendering her legally blind

Woman who was left blind and disfigured by prescription drug loses fight for $21m payout

  • Karen Bartlett, suffered horrific injuries after taking a generic version of an anti-inflammatory drug, sulindac, for shoulder pain
  • Two-thirds of her skin fell off and she was left blind and disfigured
  • By a narrow 5-to-4 margin, the Supreme court overturned lower court rulings that had awarded a her $21 million for pain and suffering Continue reading

MOTHER SUES ENERGY DRINK ‘MONSTER’ AFTER SON DIED OF HEART ATTACK FOR DRINKING ‘TWO ENERGY DRINKS EVERY DAY FOR THREE YEARS’

 

Missed: Alex Morris, 19, is pictured with his mother Paula, who is suing Monster Beverages Corp. after her son died last year. She blames his death on how he drank two of their drinks every day for three yearsPowerful: The company claims that the drink has safe levels of caffeine but says its target is for over 18s

Mother sues Monster Beverages over death of son, 19, ‘who suffered heart attack after drinking two energy drinks every day for three years’

  • Maryland teenager Alex Morris went into cardiac arrest in July last year
  • He drank two cans of Monster energy drink every day for three years, including on the day of his death
  • Lawsuit filed by same attorneys representing Anais Fournier, a 14-year-old girl who died after drinking two cans of drink in 2011
  • Monster has maintained that its drinks have safe levels of caffeine
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ANTI-DEPRESSANT DRUG PROZAC TURNS FISH INTO HOMICIDAL KILLERS

By JON CHANG

June 14, 2013
 Fish swimming in water with a trace of the anti-depressant Prozac did not adopt a cheery disposition. Instead, they became edgy, aggressive and some even killed their mates.

The fish were subjected to traces of the drug by a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that examined how environmental exposure to the medication altered the behavior of fathead minnows, a common fish found throughout the Midwest.

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JUDICIAL WATCH SUING FEDS FOR SECRET INFORMATIONS ON HPV VACCINE DEATHS

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On February 14, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services after it failed last November to comply  to its original request under the Freedom of Information Act to release records of victims compensated by Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ( VICP ), a program responsible for compensating patients affected by vaccines.

The STD vaccine program was promoted years ago by the government as a cervical cancer prevention program administered to kids as young as 11-years-old. But FDA, through its Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, already reported thousands of dangerous side effects of the drugs to its recipients like paralysis, blindness, seizures, memory loss, blood clotting, heart problems, miscarriages and fetal abnormalities, increase number of precancerous lesions after getting the vaccine and also death.

The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix , according to Annals of Medicine, show no data they can prevent cervical cancer. But the drug company GlaxoSmithKline continues to push the drugs to doctors, universities, health publications, FDA and CDC  for mutual profit.

Copyright Ketchie V. Schauf.