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Young Blood Transfusions Are All Hype

BMC writes: “My friends and I are baby boomers who are always looking for ways to stay young. We’ve heard about these new ‘young blood infusions’ as a way to do this. Does it work and is there anything New Age about this kind of treatment?”

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EU Temporarily Suspends Essure Implants

The "E-Sisters" - women harmed by Essure - are fighting for justice and to get the word out about the dangers of the device.

The sale and implantation of the permanent birth control device, Essure, which has led to the death of at least four women and causes pain so severe some women report becoming suicidal, has been suspended in the EU for three months pending additional information.

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Asyra Machines Can't Diagnose Anything

asyraKC writes: "I was just seen by a naturopath at a holistic store and she used the Asyra machine. She told me that this machine was approved by the FDA in detecting illnesses. She said that this machine has been used since the 1970’s and is recognized by licensed doctors in Europe. Is this information correct? Finding many conflicting reports online."

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FDA to Slow Down Use of Adult Stem Cells

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer One of the nation’s leading adult stem cell therapy organizations is warning the public that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is teaming up with the nation’s pharmaceutical industry to declare a person’s own stem cells to be a “drug” which can be regulated, thus slowing down the use of these therapies by requiring years of clinical trials before they can be used.

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FDA Allows Minors Access to Emergency Contraception

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer In a move that surprised no one, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), decided not to appeal a federal judge’s order to remove restrictions on over-the-counter access to the emergency contraception drug known as “Plan B” which will now allow  17 year-olds to access the drug.

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Manufacturer Pays $68 Million for Birth Control Patch Injuries and Deaths

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the Ortho Evra birth control patch, has quietly paid out at least $68.7 million to settle hundreds of lawsuits filed by women who suffered blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and even death after using the patch.

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