Elena Borrelli

Elena Borrelli is a certified physician assistant, or PA, with 18 years of experience in health care. She has worked 11 years as a PA in diverse clinical settings, including surgery, trauma, primary care, women’s health and quality management. Over the years, she has authored several publications and lectured on various health care-related topics.

Teva Pharmaceuticals sells its product Paragard for $1.1B while active lawsuits are being filed

This page features: Cited Research Articles The Paragard is an intrauterine device (IUD) that is used by women as a form of contraception. An IUD is considered to be one of the most effective forms of contraceptives because once it is inserted by a healthcare professional, it requires little compliance for it to be effective.  It …

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Zantac, once the world’s best-selling drug, has been treating reflux but causing cancer

This page features: Cited Research Articles Ranitidine, most commonly known by its brand name Zantac, is sold by the drug company Sanofi. Zantac has been prescribed by health care professionals since the FDA approved it in 1983 for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn, and ulcers. It is also available in generic form. By 1988, …

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All about the money for Truvada, what’s the benefit to consumers?

This page features: Cited Research Articles Gilead Sciences Inc. was hit with another lawsuit on January 15, 2020, in Miami Federal Court. The company along with Johnson & Johnson, Japan Tobacco Inc., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. were sued because of claims of an HIV prevention therapies drug market conspiracy.  The suit states that Gilead extended patent …

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Multiple 2020 trial dates scheduled allegedly defective hernia mesh

This page features: Cited Research Articles Over the years several patients have reported complications following hernia mesh repair surgery, in which a mesh patch is sewn over weakened tissue. Complications include adhesions, erosion of the implant device, bowel obstruction, infections, migration of the mesh, perforation of organs or tissue, seromas, chronic pain, and mesh failure. Thousands …

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Despite multiple attempts; Takeda still manages to keep Uloric on the market

This page features: Cited Research Articles Uloric, the common brand name for the medication Febuxostat, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, entered the US market in 2009.  Uloric is a pill that is advertised to manage gout, a condition that approximately 8.3 million people in the United States suffer from.  Gout is a type of arthritis that causes …

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