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Testosterone therapy may be a trap

Due to aggressive marketing strategies employed by pharmaceutical companies, many men have been pitched the idea that they may reap benefits from undergoing testosterone therapy. The advertising entices interest by asking men if they feel tired. While fatigue may be a symptom for which there is legitimate reason to seek medical treatment, the use of testosterone products may not be the best remedy.

According to a urologist at a Harvard-affiliated hospital, simply feeling tired is not sufficient reason to issue a man a testosterone prescription. The urologist says that lab tests are required to determine if a man has low testosterone levels and that usually their levels test out as normal. He also says that if a man starts the treatment, it may be difficult to stop because his body will stop producing testosterone. Ceasing treatment can cause issues as the body recovers its ability to produce the hormone.

Drilling companies are exempt from providing certain protections

In Texas, the oil business looms large in the state’s mythology. The statewide boom of fracking and drilling has given the industry more attention of late. But as we have previously pointed out, not all of that attention is for positive reasons. In spite of the focus on safety provided by the oil companies and government agencies, fatal accidents can still occur in Texas oil fields.

This problem is not new and in 1983 attempts were made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to address the issue. At that time, OSHA crafted a proposal that ended up exempting drilling companies from certain rules regarding explosion prevention, noise protection and machine safety.

Serious accident in Texas attributed to elderly man

Typically, people want to maintain their ability to get things done on their own for as long as possible. But age catches up with everyone and one day it may be best to turn the driving responsibilities over to someone who is better suited to the task. Drivers who have reached a point in their lives where they are prone to profound confusion can pose a serious risk to themselves and others when they get behind the wheel.

In East Bexar County, an elderly man is alleged to have caused a severe crash. A Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman reported that the elderly man drove his red pickup truck against traffic on U.S. 87. As he proceeded, several other vehicles managed to get out of his path. However, one driver, also in a pickup truck, could not avoid a collision with the elderly man’s vehicle.

Prescription drugs should relieve problems, not cause them

You have likely heard the old idiom, “the cure is worse than the disease.” This well-worn phrase is generally used metaphorically to describe how sometimes solutions to problems just create more problems. However, the phrase can take on a literal, and even deadly meaning when applied to certain prescription drugs.

The purpose of a pharmaceutical drug is to treat an illness or a condition. Overall, we should be grateful that we live in a time in which so many serious maladies can be counteracted with the use of a pill or a liquid. Many of us at one time or another will require some form of pharmaceutical drug to regain or maintain our health.

How should I treat wounds caused by dog bites?

Dogs have a well-deserved reputation of being loyal and friendly pets. When properly trained, most dogs are well behaved. But dogs can also act in an aggressive manner when they feel threatened or if they believe they are protecting their territory. It is best to approach dogs we do not know with care and to avoid dogs that display aggressive or vicious behavior.

An encounter with an untrained or vicious dog can be extremely traumatic, especially if the encounter results in you, or someone you care about, being bitten. Dog bites can leave serious wounds that need tending. So, what should be done to treat a dog bite?

Pecuniary injuries are important aspect of wrongful death suits

Losing a loved one can have a jarring and profound effect on the deceased’s family members. It can be very difficult to reconcile that a valued part of a family’s structure has been forever removed. This loss can be that much more difficult if it was due to some form of misconduct or negligence on behalf of a third party. Such an event is called a “wrongful death.”

Because the wrongful death of a loved one can have such devastating repercussions on a family’s life, it is possible to pursue legal action in the form of a lawsuit against the alleged responsible party. Such a lawsuit may result in the plaintiffs receiving financial compensation for their loss.

Lawsuit claims testosterone therapy responsible for heart attack

At present, the Food and Drug Administration is planning to make a reassessment of testosterone therapy product safety. No less than two recently published reports offer findings indicating that the drugs used in testosterone therapy may raise the probability of heart attacks and other negative cardiovascular events.

A recent lawsuit filed in a federal court in New Jersey makes such an assertion. A 54-year-old man is claiming that his use of an Eli Lilly testosterone product, Axiron, caused him to suffer a heart attack. The suit claims that Eli Lilly aggressively markets Axiron without providing enough warning to the possible risks inherent in its use. The suit contends that the man’s doctor would not have issued a prescription for the drug had he been aware of the risks.

Oilfield machinery accident blamed for death in Texas

Among all of the elements necessary to get crude oil up and out of the Texas soil, two in particular seem to come to mind. First, you need heavy machinery for burrowing deep into the ground and performing the extraction process. Second, you need strong workers who have the skills required to operate the equipment. In order to decrease the likelihood of oilfield accidents, a drilling company should take precautions to ensure that their equipment is well maintained and that those operating the equipment are properly trained and qualified.

Recently, a man described as a private contractor was fatally injured while working at a drilling site which was reportedly located 22 miles north of Amarillo. According to a Potter County sheriff, a ditch digging machine caught a hold of the contractor’s leg. The sheriff expressed that the contractor suffered very severe injuries. The contractor received care from emergency medical responders, but nonetheless died on the scene.

Motorcyclists extremely vulnerable when in accidents

A motorcycle can be viewed as something more than merely a means of transportation. After all, most people who chose to ride motorcycles could just as easily drive a car. But a motorcycle can instill in its rider a sense of freedom that no car can provide. The reason for this is that riding a motorcycle affords those on board with direct contact with the elements. The motorcyclist is simply not encumbered by the enclosed environment found in a car.

But motorcyclists pay for their sense of freedom by being extremely vulnerable. That same exposure to the elements that feels so liberating while cruising down the road can become very dangerous if a rider is involved in a collision.

FDA trying to get drug company to issue recall

The use of medications should be undertaken with caution and awareness. Patients have to trust that whatever drugs they take are safe. Most of the time, this is the case. But sometimes, defective drugs do make their way into circulation. When this happens the Food and Drug Administration may request that the company responsible for the drug issue a recall.

The FDA has had a contentious relationship with a company called NuVision Pharmacy for almost two years. At issue is the FDA’s request that the company perform a recall of its so-called “sterile products.” Additionally, the FDA is warning health care providers to avoid using drugs that were compounded by the company.

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