Thousands of patients have experienced uncontrollable gambling, sexual behavior, eating and shopping habits while prescribed to Abilify. This type of compulsive behavior often causes great emotional distress as well as alienation from family and friends. For this reason, patients across America have begun to file lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer, claiming they were not properly warned of Abilify’s devastating side effects.
Avastin – generic name Bevacizumab – is classified as an “anti-angiogenesis” and “monoclonal antibody” drug. It is used in the treatment of:
- Metastatic rectal or colon cancer – the drug is used as part of a combination chemotherapy regimen
- Non- small cell, non-squamous lung cancer
- Metastatic renal cell carcinoma
- Metastatic breast cancer – the drug is used as part of a combination chemotherapy regimen
- Glioblastoma (GBM)
The drug works by blocking vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) – a certain type of protein – which thereby decreases the blood supply to the tumor and slows the growth of the tumor.
One of the 17 rare-earth elements, gadolinium (Gd) is part of the “lanthanide” series of metals. A large percentage of rare-earth metals have a toxic effect on human beings.
Also known as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, dye, gadolinium has paramagnetic properties, meaning that there is a slight increase in its temperature when it moves through a magnetic field, like an MRI. It is these properties that make it useful in enhancing the quality of images in MRI scans.
The heater-cooler system (Stockert 3-T) is used during cardiac procedures to control the body temperature of a patient during open heart surgeries. Because the 3-T Heater-Cooler system has been shown to circulate the M. chimaera bacteria, which can cause life-threatening infections, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has recently issued a warning regarding the risk of infection associated with the device.