Entries by Christina Koch

Androgel: Is it worth the cardiovascular risk?

Low testosterone is a fairly common problem for many men after the age of thirty. As a man begins to lose testosterone, he can experience a number of serious health problems such as depression, a decreased libido, erections which are less pleasurable, low energy levels and decreased endurance. Testosterone gels or testosterone supplements are often […]

Food and Grill Safety Tips

Summer is here and with it comes the beginning of summer picnics, parties and sporting events.  When grilling, be aware that your children can be very fascinated with not only the food on the grill, but the fire as well.  Never leave your grill unattended and ensure that the gas has been completely turned off […]

Pradaxa: Do the risks outweigh the benefits?

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of long term disability.  Pradaxa was approved in October of 2010 in an effort to provide a safer alternative to oral warfarin, injectable low molecular weight heparin or asprin, which was the least effective treatment.  Warfarin was the leading […]

Plaintiffs Recover Damages from Actos and TVM Manufacturers

The first two weeks of April brought large verdicts for two plaintiffs injured by dangerous drugs.  Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., and its partner Eli Lilly & Co. have been ordered to pay a combined total of $9 billion in punitive damages after determining their product, Actos, which was originally manufactured for treatment of diabetes, knew about […]