T.J. La

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T.J. La

Ton La, Jr. (T.J.) is a fourth-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine and a JD graduate from the University of Houston Law Center. He will be applying to physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) residency programs in Fall 2021. Previously, he was a 2019–2020 Doximity Op-Med Fellow, a former guest writer for KevinMD.com, and a past Student Editor of The New Physician Magazine from 2017-2019.

Latest MedTruth Work by T.J. La

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Questions Remain About COVID-19 Vaccine ...

T.J. La · August 31, 2020

Operation Warp Speed aims to deliver 300 million doses of a safe, effective vaccine for COVID-19 by January 2021, but there's growing concern about lack of FDA review.

FDA Regulation
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FDA No Longer Regulating Many COVID-19 T...

T.J. La · August 27, 2020

Although affected labs are no longer required to seek FDA clearance, approval or emergency use authorizations for their tests, they may voluntarily continue to do so.

FDA Regulation
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COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Need Diverse Vol...

T.J. La · August 18, 2020

The FDA is prioritizing recruitment of volunteers from especially hard-hit populations such as the elderly, those with pre-existing health conditions, and minorities.

Research + Findings
Image of a woman holding her pelvic area in pain, due to toxic metals from Essure side effects.

Toxic Metal Elements Potentially Linked to Essure Side Effects

T.J. La · August 12, 2020

A French study found metal particles in the bodies of women with Essure implants, which may be due to corrosion of the device.

Women's Health
Woman holding her stomach in pain due to Essure, linked to heavy periods and chronic pelvic pain.

Essure Linked to Heavy Periods and Chronic Pelvic Pain

T.J. La · August 11, 2020

Women implanted with the Essure sterilization device reported experiencing heavier periods and more pelvic or abdominal pain than patients who’d had their tubes tied, according to new data from the device-maker Bayer.

Women's Health
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Court Panel Affirms Decision That Roundup Causes Cancer, but Slashes Record Jury Verdict

T.J. La · August 7, 2020

A jury verdict that found that Monsanto’s Roundup caused a groundskeeper’s cancer still stands under a California appellate decision issued last month, but the panel slashed the award.

Legal Developments