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Actor Ed Lauter Dies of Mesothelioma at 74

Ed Lauter had a long and successful career as a character actor. Lauter was born and raised in Long Beach, New York, and began his acting career in the 1970s. His film debut was in The Magnificent Seven Ride!, a western released in 1972. Lauter went on to play over 200 film and television roles. […]


What does the Government Shutdown mean for Mesothelioma?

Each week that the government is shutdown, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will be turning away 200 patients. According to a piece in the Wall Street Journal, NIH director Francis Collins said, “About 200 patients who otherwise would be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center into clinical trials each week will be turned away.”1 An […]



New FDA Warning for Antibiotics Commonly Prescribed to Mesothelioma Patients

According to a report by the FDA, fluoroquinolones antibiotics now require new labeling to more adequately describe their most serious side-effect known as peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to nerves that initially presents itself as a tingling or shock sensation experienced in both the upper and lower extremities. It can cause a decrease in sensory […]


WTC Health Program Expands Coverage to Include Pentagon

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program recently extended its coverage to include rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers who served at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 during and after the terrorist attacks. The Program provides free medical screenings and treatment for health issues (including mesothelioma) related to exposures from the September 11th attacks.
The Pentagon […]