Just Because A Device Makes It To Market Doesn’t Mean It's Safe
Thank you for doing this important work. I sure hope you investigate breast implants next. BII, breast implant illness.
Also, Lyme disease, please!
Yep. Me too. Life ruining.
This (my story is linked below) is part of my story.
The part that didn’t make this news story is how, thanks to tort reform of the late 90s, class action lawsuits are a thing of the past.
All we (the harmed patients) have now is MDL, which means you file suit & get put on a shelf BY THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM ITSELF for 10-20 years, while JnJ/Medtronic/Bauer/Stryker/Glaxo/etc waits for you to die.
Endings like what you saw in Erin Brockovich & The Rainmaker simply can’t happen anymore. Tort reform made sure class action went away.
Also the other thing this story didn’t have time to cover was how the science/research has been absolutely bought by the Pharma industry.
I learned that by sitting in on two trials in Dallas, TX... to try to learn the truth about my devices & why my health ranked so dramatically after I got them.
These were other people’s trials I attended, as I searched for the truth... civil bellwether trials over legal claims made against JnJ over my same hip devices.
The science used to sell my hips created out of lies... fraudulently conducted “research,” that had been covertly funded by JnJ dollars, run through sham 501(c)3s, which are the vehicle Pharma uses now to hide the money trail.
Run your money through a nonprofit, & nobody will ever know it was YOUR money that funded the “science” that concludes your product is “99.9% safe & effective.”
Dennis Paustenbach did JnJ funded work too that “concluded” cobalt doesn’t affect the human body until it reaches 300ppb. I was bat-house CRAZY when my cobalt was only 4.0ppb, & my friends were having seizures at .9ppb & in heart failure at 100ppb. So I looked up good ole Mr. Paustenbach... & I’m sure you know what I found out about him. Another industry shill who produced research saying the chromium PG&E let get into the water in Hinkley, CA didn’t cause all those people’s cancer...
I am medical device safety advocate and I work with the E-Sisster’s advocates. We advocated for the Medical Device Safety Act and the Medical Device Guardians Act. I am President of Breast Implant Safety Alliance. Thank you for bringing light to these issues to help spark change.
I along with 100,000+ women here in the USA were irreversible harmed by a TOXIC Permanent Polypropylene Transvaginal Mesh Medical Device used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Incontinence and other Pelvic Organ issues. 61+ TVM Devices were Fast Tracked to Market by the FDA's 510k Premarket Submission Policy Predicated on the 1996 Boston Scientific ProteGen TVM that was Recalled in 1999. This Mesh Debacle is filled with the stuff a full feature film is made from. Just look at my Twitter and Facebook Pages. I have several, but I am not the only one! There are Mesh Survivor Support Groups all over the world. For more than two decades the world's Mesh Injured have been treated as an ERROR that does not Exist! Help is very hard to find! It's a Hell of a Journey and I'll never understand how something that can go so terribly wrong can be right? Its a Meshed Up World - Live Life Mesh Free - There is NO Safe Mesh - Mesh Awareness -Janis Kay Urban
Thank you for your important work! I am recently experiencing severe pelvic cramping and random vaginal bleeding. I’m worried these symptoms and a myriad of others ( a 20 pound weight loss, daily GI upset and loss of appetite) are related to my implanted essure device. Hoping there are still active essure patient resources out there to help me figure out if this device is causing my current heath issues.
I need advice?? A failed styker-ortho hip disintegrated in my then 57 yr old body in 2019 within 3 months. In 6 months I had severe symptoms and NO one would check my blood levels or listen to me. Not the surgeon, or promary care doc, or the ER or walk-in clinic. I diagnosed myself, found a new surgeon, after calling The New England Baptist Hospital Advocacy line. She gave me the head of Joint Replacement. Within 5 minutes of meeting him he said I was being poisoned and was a full reconstructive hip replacement candidate and it should be done asap. The saddest part for me is paying all these bills AGAIN and am on my 3rd attempt with a large Boston law firm to find out what type of case I have other than MDL. Supposedly the attorney I chose this 3rd time was because she has won Stryker cases in the past. About to fire this one too and call the MA Attorney General’s office.
btw, please investigate the "science" used to sell vaccines... especially these covid products...
NOBODY KNOWS WOMEN STILL DON'T HAVE OUR EQUAL RIGHTS OFFICALLY ON THE BOOKS OR RATIFIED AS WOMEN.... MORE INSULT TO INSANITY MANY STATES ARE CURRENTLY REVERSING THEIR DECISIONS WHILE OTHER STATES NEVER SIGNED IT INTO LAW AT ALL.... Being a woman & being believed is awful & beyond flawed in the medical world.... I suffered agonizing pain my entire life from & called a liar, a looser & lazy & made to take unsafe drugs & procedures for Endometriosis.... Doctors down south said it's the woman's curse because Eve tricked Adam & we deserved to be punished because for her deceit & lies with the devil serpent.... Going into any state, north or south etc. never mattered as far as getting proper medical treatment being younger & it's just as bad if not worse being older now too.... Learned that medical treatment is far different in California than other state too.... Sadly, after the last administration we're set back another 100 years in being treated bad, ignored & violated more now than ever. I worked in the industry that dove into the medical madness which is now our current collective sadness & deepest regrets because 'DO NO HARM" is not medical "Professionals" practice at all.... THE SAME COMPANIES POISONING & POLLUTING OUR LAND, AIR & WATER SUPPLIES ARE ALSO MANUFACTURING DRUGS! REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE ARE IN ON THE SCAM TOO! When we connect & follow the dots, it's hard to understand that doctors are victims of the same system so why to they ignore us? Why don't they protect their health & as well for their patients.... Vicious circle of jerks.... there are so many more of us together combined than there is of those playing the invisible money mongers making deadly decisions with deadly consequences.... Prove it's safe first instead of not caring who does their worst should be all our priority for all of the majority.... Insurance deny women coverage for female organs but dole out drugs for men again & again & again.... PART 2 OF THE HORRORS OF CURRENT POLITICAL EVENTS & BETRAYALS & PRMOTING MORE OF THE SAME SHAM OF POISON ON PURPOSE FOR PROFITS BIG PICTURE IS NOT ABOUT ALLOWING ABORTIONS, IT ISN'T EVEN THE REAL ISSUE; IT'S DENYING MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR WOMEN & OUR FEMALE PLUMBING PARTS & INSURANCE & MEDICAL COMPANIES REFUSE TO COVER OR PROTECT OR HELP WOMEN'S HEALTH REGARDLESS OF BEING PREGNANT OR NOT....
LIFE IS AGONY BECAUSE OF DRUGS DOCTORS KEEP GIVING ME & MILLIONS OF US!
Ciprofloxacin, Levaquin, Avelox, FLOXIES & FLOXED FALLOUT aren't fun LIFE-LONG SUFFERING either! People who are already sick for what ever reason & those that weren't sick before but are now that honorably decided to serve our country were dosed on purpose with antibiotics that caused us significant life long impacts & suffering. Those of us that have been forced to take toxic antibiotics that now have life long toxic painful & agonizing ramifications..... Ciprofloxacin "Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics · Otic (Ear) - Fluoroquinolones" BLACK BOX WARNINGS MEAN NOTHING & THEY KNEW IT WAS DANGEROUS WITH DEADLY OUTCOMES DECADES AGO! THEY FORCED PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY TO TAKE IT AS A PREVENTION BEFORE EVER GETTING SICK CAUSING LIFE LONG DEBILITATING DENIALS OF ONGOING SUFFERING.... I TRAGICALLY LOVED SOMEONE WHO DIED WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS FROM TAKING AVELOX & HAVE BEEN FORCED BY DOCTORS TO TAKE IT ANYWAY..... LEVAQUIN ALL OF THEM ARE BAD & NOT SAFE & GET RE-BRANDED UNDER ANOTHER NAME.... POOR PEOPLE OR PEOPLE ON MEDICARE OR MEDICAID ETC. ARE FASLEY TOLD TO TAKE IT & ARE MADE WORSE NOT BETTER WITH LIFE LONG RAMIFICATIONS.... PEOPLE HAVE SURGERY, ESPECIALLY HAPPENING TO SENIORS & DOCS USE IT FOR SUPPOSED "INFECTION PREVENTION" NEVER TELLING PEOPLE AHEAD OF TIME THEY WILL BE DRUGGED WITH TESE MEDICATIONS & IT CASES FIBROMYALGIA ETC. ETC. ETC. WITHOUT ANY REGARD FOR THE TOXIC PAINFUL FALLOUT..... WHEN I WNET IN FOR ANOTHER ER EVEN THE DOC TOLD ME BEFORE SURGERY HE'LL DO WHAT HE WANTS & THAT TOO BAD IF I'M ALLERGIC OR DON'T WANT IT..... FLOXED FALLOUT "Treatments
Ciprofloxacin Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 11, 2020.
Consumer Professional FAQ
Commonly reported side effects of ciprofloxacin include: pyelonephritis, arthralgia, and musculoskeletal signs and symptoms. Other side effects include: myalgia, and pain. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
For the Consumer Applies to ciprofloxacin: oral powder for suspension, oral tablet
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Fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin, are associated with disabling and potentially irreversible serious adverse reactions that have occurred together, including tendinitis and tendon rupture, peripheral neuropathy, and CNS effects. Discontinue ciprofloxacin and avoid use of fluoroquinolones in patients with these serious adverse reactions. Reserve use of ciprofloxacin for patients with no alternative treatment options for an uncomplicated UTI. Fluoroquinolones, including ciprofloxacin, may exacerbate muscle weakness in persons with myasthenia gravis. Avoid in patients with known history of myasthenia gravis.
Increased Risk of Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection After Fluoroquinolone Intake.
Systemic and inhaled fluoroquinolones may be associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection (especially in older patients).
Conditions predisposing to aortic aneurysm and dissection include: family history of aneurysm disease, preexisting aortic aneurysm and/or aortic dissection, other risk factors/conditions (e.g., Marfan syndrome, vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Takayasu arteritis, giant cell arteritis, Behcet's disease, hypertension, known atherosclerosis/peripheral atherosclerotic vascular diseases, elderly).
Use fluoroquinolones in patients at risk for aortic aneurysm and dissection only after careful benefit/risk assessment and after other therapeutic options have been considered.
Avoid prescribing fluoroquinolones to patients with/at risk for aortic aneurysm; prescribe fluoroquinolones to such patients only when no other treatment options are available.
Advise patients to seek medical attention in an emergency department immediately if sudden-onset severe abdominal, chest, or back pain occurs; stop therapy at once if patient reports symptoms suggestive of aortic aneurysm or dissection." .... Antibiotics Avelox, Cipro, And Levaquin Can Cause ...
In recent years case reports by doctors and patients have linked Cipro, Levaquin, and Avelox with peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. The popular antibiotics Avelox (moxifloxacin) Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin), all in a class of drugs called “fluoroquinolones”, are commonly used for a variety of community and hospital acquired infections.
Levaquin, Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and/or Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
Levaquin, Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), and/or Moxifloxacin (Avelox) Fluroquinolone antibiotics are regularly prescribed to Americans each year to assist in the treatment of everything from urinary tract infections to pneumonia and other respiratory diseases."....
I am a victim of emplantation of a device I’m not allowed to mention as well. 35 symptoms, surgery to correct first surgery, medical bills not being covered and not getting compensation deserved. I was lied to and conned into getting it. I no longer have faith in doctors as they get payouts in pushing these devices. Losing faith in humanity day by day. 😢
I wish I could speak openly on media regarding my experience with a device mentioned. Unfortunately, I can not. We've been disregarded, disrespected and used. This entire situation is enough to make anyone want to just die.
5 years ago, my Paragard split into pieces upon removal. The removal was painful and traumatic, resulting in having to schedule a surgical removal with sedation. This cost a lot of money. I just delivered my baby girl, a miracle child we waited years for. My body can't handle another pregnancy. Now I am faced with dreaded birth control decisions again, and I'm terrible with pills.