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Salmonella Infection: What are Your Risks?
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider salmonella contamination as the most common type of food poisoning in the U.S. According to the agency, salmonella contamination accounts for about 1.2 million recorded illnesses and 450 fatalities every year, which also makes it one of the deadliest food-borne illnesses in the country. Although anyone can suffer from salmonella infection, younger children, older adults,...

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Uses of Xarelto
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Uses of Xarelto

Mar 1, 2015 by

Xarelto, or rivaroxaban, is used as a blood thinner to prevent blood clots from forming that was approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in 2011. It is a popular medication after hip or knee replacement surgery or when an individual has irregular heartbeats to prevent strokes. The anticoagulant works by preventing blood clotting proteins from forming. The most common type of blood...

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When Prescriptions Harm Patients
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The innovation, distribution, and sale of pharmaceuticals prove highly profitable for large pharmacy companies like Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck. A recent 2013 study featured on CBS News states that nearly seventy percent of Americans use prescription drugs. The amount of patients relying on prescription assistance, in America alone, renders pharmaceuticals one of the most lucrative business ventures worldwide. Among the most prescribed...

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