Actemra: Arthritis drug causes deadly reactions

Actemra: Arthritis drug causes deadly reactions In 1897, snake oil was “a cure all” for arthritis that fraudsters sold in the Old West.  It didn’t work.  But it didn’t kill anyone as far as we know. When the fraud was exposed, it disappeared. Actemra has been...

Massive recalls ongoing, but you could still be driving a time bomb

Massive recalls ongoing, but you could still be driving a time bomb Forbes Magazine reported in March 2017 that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is letting General Motors and two auto dealers sell “used cars that were recalled and never repaired,” labeling them...

Surprise for El Paso drivers: Japan’s roads are safer!

Surprise for El Paso drivers: Japan’s roads are safer! So are New Zealand roads and roads in France, Israel and Sweden. They are among 19 high income countries with much lower traffic death rates than the U.S., according to a 2016 Centers for Disease Control and...

Actemra: dangerous drug still being prescribed

Actemra: dangerous drug still being prescribed If the FDA knows that a medication has deadly side effects, why doesn’t the federal agency order it off the market? It can “mandate” a recall if a drug company won’t recall a questionable drug after an FDA request, but...
El Paso drivers facing “traffic violence”

El Paso drivers facing “traffic violence”

El Paso drivers facing “traffic violence” The death rate on American roads from fatal accidents – now called “traffic violence” – is setting records. Unfortunately, El Paso drivers are caught up in the carnage.  In 2014, the two counties in the El Paso...
Arthritis patients: Actemra can be dangerous

Arthritis patients: Actemra can be dangerous

Arthritis patients: Actemra can be dangerous People with rheumatoid arthritis thought Actemra was safe. After it was approved by the FDA in 2010, TV commercials extolled its benefits compared to other drugs for arthritis, claiming it didn’t cause heart attacks, heart...