St. Jude Medical sent a letter to doctors in November advising that several hundred of its Optisure dual-coil defibrillator leads may not work because of damaged insulation on the leads. The insulation on the leads may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. The Optisure lead recall was then announced by the FDA and classified as a Class 1 Advisory. A Class 1 recall means the FDA believes using one of the devices could result in serious health consequences.… Read More


The anti-nausea medication Zofran, marketed off-label to pregnant women to prevent morning sickness, has been found in recent studies to be associated with an increased risk of birth defects. A study by Dr. Gideon Koren of the The Motherisk Program of Toronto, Canada¬†found that women prescribed¬†ondansetron (the generic name for Zofran) suffered a two-fold increased… Read More


Men of all ages who are currently using or considering testosterone therapy for increased energy and libido should be aware of new research published in the Journal of the American Association of Medicine (JAMA). According to the study of 8000 men in the Veterans Administration health system, there may be a link between testosterone therapy and a greater risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even death.… Read More