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Monthly Archives: May 2015

FDA Ignores 2009 Warnings: Superbugs Caused by Difficulty with Cleaning Medical Scopes

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By David Mittleman In 2009, State and Federal health officials warned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to alert hospitals about the risks of contamination from specialized medical scopes. Such contamination is to blame for a recent series of deadly “superbug” outbreaks. A superbug is a drug resistant bacterial infection such as Carbapenem-Resistent Enterobacteriaceae, known [...]

Make Water Safety a Priority This Memorial Day Weekend

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By David Mittleman Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember the sacrifices made by the men and women who serve and have served in our Armed Forces. For most of us, the long holiday weekend offers is a chance to get together with family and friends and celebrate our freedom. And as the weather finally [...]

Umbilical Cord Accidents; How They Affect Families

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By David Mittleman This issue is very personal to me. In 1990 my wife and I experienced a full-term stillborn birth due to an umbilical cord wrapped around our daughter's neck. We saw her move and watched her heart beat right up to and during the beginning of labor. A recent study by Jason H. [...]

Big Pharma, How Dare You!

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By David Mittleman For over 30 years, I have earned a living holding corporations, insurance companies, negligent drivers, doctors, and hospitals accountable for their actions (or sometime inaction). Our Constitution and Amendments provide PEOPLE and corporations with rights that may be acted on in our courts of law. But this is preposterous: Drugmaker Sues FDA [...]

FDA Releases New Prescription Labeling System for Pregnant and Nursing Women and Men and Women of Reproductive Potential

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By David Mittleman According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are over six million pregnancies in the United States every year. These pregnant women take an average of three to five prescription drugs during pregnancy, whether it's for a controlling pre-existing condition, such as asthma during pregnancy, or controlling pregnancy-related symptoms and [...]