The selection of Taxotere over Taxol would not have been important except for the fact that Taxotere causes Permanent Hair Loss (Alopecia) in up to 12% of women according to some studies. Taxol does not cause Permanent Hair Loss in any noticeable numbers. Doctors should have been informed of the Alopecia risks in order that they could inform their patients.
The answer is clear. But most patients weren’t given that option.
The selection of Taxotere over Taxol would not have been important except for the fact that Taxotere causes Permanent Hair Loss (Alopecia) in up to 12% of women according to some studies. Taxol does not cause Permanent Hair Loss in any noticeable numbers.
Shirley Ledlie, a breast cancer survivor, and recipient of Taxotere, has written a book about her experiences. She also is active in supporting women fighting breast cancer, alopecia, and speaking out about Taxotere and appropriate product label warnings about the risk of permanent hair loss.
A growing number of foods commonly found in kitchens across America have tested positive for glyphosate, the herbicide that is the main ingredient in the popular consumer pesticide Roundup, which is widely used in agriculture. But few brands on that list are as startling as the latest: Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont ice cream company known for its family-friendly image and environmental advocacy.
The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, according to a letter the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. […] “As you are aware, there is considerable public interest regarding allegations of such collusion,” wrote Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins Jr. in his response to Lieu, dated May 31. “As a result, I have asked the EPA OIG Office of Investigations to conduct an inquiry into several agency review-related matters.”
S.A. Ledlie is a great writer, and survivor. Her book and her support group are helping many.
This was nine years ago and A Head of Our Time now has “a thriving community of monk lookalikes around the world. We even have two members who discovered they were patients from the same clinic with the same oncologist – who told them both he had never seen it happen before!”
A full year before the state took significant action, some top aides to Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan were alarmed at the quality of Flint’s water, with a lawyer for the governor calling the notion of drinking it “downright scary,” newly released emails show. […] Also evident is the officials’ tendency to focus more on avoiding bad publicity over the issue than on mounting questions about the water itself.
[…] Lithium-ion batteries are versatile and lightweight enough to be used in a variety of electronics, including laptops and cellphones, but the hazards of packing so much energy into a compact battery has its drawbacks. […] But, as Wired reported, there is no guarantee that even high-quality batteries won’t catch fire, which means it won’t be easy for consumers to safeguard against hoverboard fires. […]
[…] Volkswagen cheated tests on 11 million diesel cars worldwide by engineering its cars to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide pollutants during testing, even though they release up to 40 times more than what’s sanctioned by EPA standards once they’re on the road. In California, the company sold nearly 200,000 of those cars, which means people here will have to carry the health burdens associated with increased toxic emissions. […]
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NBC says that the device, which is implanted in thousands of people, was associated with 27 deaths and hundreds of other non-fatal problems after it received FDA clearance. Also, a former CR Bard insider talks about FDA clearance without her signature.