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  • Measles vaccination for Sophie
    Measles stirs debate between vaccinators and antivaxxors
    This column came about by accident. Here's what happened. I saw a graphic that said:• In the past 10 years in the U.S., the number of deaths caused by measles = 0• In the past 10 years in the U.S., the number of deaths caused by the...
  • ADAP Directory Arrows
    ADAP Advocacy Association Launches Directory
    Healthcare of this generation is all about giving the patients the power to choose instead of waiting to be assigned. ADAP Advocacy Association launched a brand new ADAP Directory in an effort to help patients get access to information and...
  • "Like to Love?"
    When does a relationship go from 'like to love?'
    There is no secret recipe to mixing together a successful relationship. Often, couples begin dating without truly understanding each others expectations. Sure, spontaneity can lead to fun and adventure, but it’s equally important to...
  • Pet diabetes
    First insulin pen for pets approved
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first insulin injection pen for diabetic cats and dogs, the agency announced March 19.Merck Animal Health’s VetPen may now be used to administer Vetsulin insulin cartridges, also...
  • Merck has recalled all lots of its cholesterol drug Liptruzet because of defective packaging
    Recall alert: Merck recalls cholesterol drug combo Liptruzet
    Patients taking the Merck anti-cholesterol combo drug Liptruzet are in for an unpleasant surprise today, as the New Jersey pharmaceutical giant has recalled all lots of this product. The company says that it is recalling all lots of Liptruzet...
  • Merck recalls all Liptruzet cholesterol drugs over packaging concerns
    Merck recalls all Liptruzet cholesterol drugs over packaging concerns
    If you use medication to lower your cholesterol, listen up, there's a recall that could effect you.Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Tuesday that it's recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to...
  • Merck for Mothers
    Merck's initiative brings awareness to maternal mortality in the United States
    “No woman is left behind,” said Dr. Priya Agrawal, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers. She is also an obstetrician and gynecologist, and global women’s health expert. Agrawal, along with Merck have been working to bring...
  • Merck job cuts will trim 8,500 positions
    Merck job cuts ahead: Another 8,500 will lose positions by end of 2015
    Merck job cuts are on the way, according to Reuters on Oct. 1. The company is slated to cut 8,500 jobs in an effort to slash operating costs by $2.5 billion. Though the company's shares have been slightly rising, it is making the cuts to...
  • Gardasil: more parents reject vaccine
    Gardasil: more parents refuse vaccine
    As physican's continue to recommend HPV vaccines for teenagers, more and more parents are distrustful of it and opt against it.Yet the mainstream media, rather than looking into why parents are refusing the recommended vaccine, are simply...
  • Largest pharmaceutical lawsuits Merck and Pfizer pervasive fraud
    Largest pharmaceutical lawsuits Merck and Pfizer pervasive fraud
    In an unpresecented settlement, one pharmaceutical giant pled guilty to “intention to fraud” and agreed to pay $2.3 billion to Medicaid and Medicare, and other health agencies for drugs that were marketed in violation of federal law,...
  • Family Holiday Stress
    Fertility holiday blues
    A major concern that couples are faced with is fertility. During the holiday season, couples are sometimes burdened with family members anticipating pregnancy news. Oftentimes, families don’t realize the struggle and stress couples...
  • Another major corporation stops donations to the Boy Scouts of America
    Another major corporation stops donations to the Boy Scouts of America
    The Boy Scouts of America has lost another source of funding due to its anti-gay policy for volunteers, members, and staff. According to the Associated Press on Monday, Merck’s charitable foundation has joined major companies like UPS and...
  • Mounting woes: Merck CEO Ken Frazier faces intense criticsm from Propecia victims as lawsuits soar.
    Propecia lawsuits grow by double-digits as more victims sue Merck
    Despite its "Be well" tagline, Merck & Co. appears to be promoting just the opposite—at least among its Propecia patients.For the second consecutive quarter, the number of individuals who have filed lawsuits against the pharma...
  • Fertility
    Merck and team offer new option for fertility treatment
    Many couples in the United States (U.S.) struggle with fertility. Although it isn’t spoken of often there are advanced options to assist couples in conceiving. According to, a study by Merck a global healthcare company, one in eight couples...
  • Propecia Shrinks Genitals of Aspiring Young Teacher, Decimates Hopes
    Propecia shrinks genitals of aspiring young teacher, decimates hopes
    To the casual observer, Matthew Garner could pass as a poster boy for American goodness.What with his pursuit of a career as an elementary school teacher, part-time job as a hospital orderly, clean-scrubbed appearance and neighborly demeanor, you&...
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