The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the settlement of a lawsuit with Fresenius Medical Care North America Inc. (a dialysis provider) for $5.2 million. The settlement came as a result of a whistle blower case brought to the U.S.
Medications commonly prescribed for acid reflux disease may be responsible for causing chronic kidney disease in some people. Known as proton pump inhibitors (PPI) these drugs include Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid and are used by approximately 10 percent of the
Hundreds of patients in Britain, all on waiting lists for transplants for organs such as kidneys are turning abroad, purchasing them from human traffickers. Many of them suffer from chronic kidney disease and have turned either grown tired of
A recent investigation found the American Kidney Fund has been holding back on giving funding to patients at clinic who do not donate. The American Kidney Fund is one of the nation’s largest charities and has a budget
Californians are at a bit of an impasse concerning Proposition 8, a ballot initiative which has pit people on all ends of the dialysis spectrum, recipients and caregivers at odds with each other. Essentially, the proposition would put a cap
DaVita, the kidney care and dialysis providing company that’s formerly been in hot water in the form of a wrongful deaths lawsuit, once again finds itself in the center of a legal maelstrom. This time, in direct connection to illicit
Cleaning supplies often use harsh chemical solvents and other additives to perform their function. It’s unfortunate and something we don’t often realize, but beneath the perfumed lemon fresh scents lurk some truly noxious chemicals and one such class are called
Kidney disease is undoubtedly a growing problem throughout the world, with one out of 10 adults facing CKD at some point in their lifetimes. A puzzling development, however, has emerged in Peru where many cases of advanced kidney failure have