Timothy and Peggy Ann Plaugher thought that Actos would help Timothy with his type 2 diabetes; now they are suing Takeda Pharmaceuticals for Timothy’s bladder cancer. Actos (Pioglitazone) is a drug that, along with diet, exercise and other medications, can help treat type 2 diabetes; a condition in which the body does not use insulin, leading to an inability to control the amount of sugar in the blood. On March 21, 2012, the law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman (a law firm providing legal assistance in Los Angeles, Washington DC and Philadelphia…) filed a
For the first time, the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma (BCC), has a miracle drug to treat it. This pill is called Erivedge. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug… on January 30th of this year. Genentech, a division of Swiss drug company Roche and creator of Erivedge (vismodegib), says that the new drug will be available in one or two weeks from now. Adult BCC patients who are not candidates for surgery and whose cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body can take Erivedge once a day and find themselves
What if there was a miracle vaccine that could program people’s immune systems to locate and obliterate malignant cells? What if there was a guarantee that after surgical removal of tumors, radiation and chemotherapy a person could get vaccinated to ensure that all cancer cells are eradicated? What if people could just get vaccinated and not have to undergo severe cancer treatments…, drugs and recovery? What if cancer deaths became rare? ImMucin, a new vaccine that boasts the ability to perform the above criteria, is currently undergoing advanced clinical trials in a hospital in Jerusalem, Israel. ImMucin is
We all have insurance for something, health insurance, life insurance, homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance; the list goes on. A growing number of Americans are now getting cancer insurance. Should someone be diagnosed with cancer, the insurance policy will fill those gaps left by many health insurance plans (even for obscure cancer’s like nodular melanoma or linitis plastica…) For example, the majority of health insurance policies only cover medical expenses (e.g. surgery, hospital bills, medicine); cancer insurance helps pay for medical expenses not covered and non-medical expenses such as child-care, transportation, lost wages and amplified costs of living. Even
Free radicals don’t just cause wrinkles and aging; they damage immune function and cause cell mutations. According to some researchers, free radicals are behind almost every known disease…, including alzheimer’s, cancer, parkinson’s and heart disease. Free radicals form incessantly and rapidly in the human body. Free radicals develop as follows. Cells are made up of atoms, and each atom is made up of a nucleus surrounded by a cloud of electron pairs. A “stable” molecule is one in which every atom has paired electrons, whereas a “free” radical is one carrying an electron in desperate search of a mate.
Pancreatic cancer is a notoriously lethal disease that overtook Steve Jobs and threatens the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. However, help may be on the way for those who suffer from pancreatic cancer in the form of a new drug called Afinitor (a form of Everolimus made by Novartis). In May of 2011, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved Afinitor as a pancreatic cancer treatment…. Afinitor is specifically used in the treatment of progressive neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (PNET) that cannot be surgically removed and/or have metastasized and spread to other bodily organs. PNET is a