Don’t Give Kids Cough Syrup or Pain Meds that Contain Codeine, FDA Says

NPR, April 20, 2017. NCHR President Diana Zuckerman says that “the FDA needs to do more to warn patients about the known risks of medical products as soon as data are available,” after it took the FDA 18 months to warn parents children under 12 should not be given prescription medicines that contain codeine or another narcotic, tramadol.

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Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Our Bodies Ourselves, March 28, 2017. The FDA now says that breast implants can cause a type of lymphoma (cancer of the immune system) called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), although this link has been seen by experts since as early as 2010.

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Right to Try National Law Would Exploit False Hope

Chicago Tribune and 21 other newspapers, March 16-20, 2017. All terminally ill U.S. patients already have a right to try experimental drugs. The proposed new law is much more dangerous to all patients, and not just those facing fatal illness. Here’s why.

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