Is PFO closure Back in the “Dark Ages”?


Are Closure Devices for Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and Atrial Septal Defects (ASD) safe? Do they offer a better quality of life over medical management? Should you exercise with/without closure? What exercises are safe? Can you have sex with a PFO? Should you fly? Is scuba safe? Is device erosion a real risk? Will my …

Advertisements

$3 Billion in Shame for Glaxo Smith Kline today, But even more Blame should go to the FDA


Glaxo  is the most recent drug maker to face hefty penalties for improper drug marketing activities.  As reported today,   Glaxo (GSK) agreed to plead guilty and pay $3 billion to resolve allegations that it illegally promoted prescription medicines and failed to report safety data.  The settlement is the largest-ever awarded in a health-care fraud …