Adverse events tied to steroid shots made by Tenn. compounding pharmacy
Seven cases of adverse events, including at least one involving a fungus, connected to steroid injections manufactured by a Tennessee compounding pharmacy have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. The FDA
Cause of Alabama mystery illness revealed
The mystery has been solved. The illness that sickened 10, sending seven to the hospital and killing two in southeast Alabama has been identified as a combination of type A flu, rhinovirus, and bacterial pneumonia, the Alabama Department of Public
Three more hospitalized in Alabama with mystery illness
Three more people from southeast Alabama have fallen ill from a mystery disease since state health officials alerted the media Wednesday that an investigation into the cause of the illness was underway. To date, 10 people have been hospitalized, two
Abbott recalls all FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters
Abbott Diabetes Care is recalling its FreeStyle InsuLinx Blood Glucose Meters because if the blood sugar level is 1024 mg/dL or above the device will display and store in memory an incorrect test result that is far below that level, which
Illnesses prompt another recall of compounding pharmacy products due to sterility concerns
All sterile products made and distributed by a Dallas-based compounding pharmacy are being recalled after an inspection of the facility uncovered poor sterile production practices. The inspection occurred after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received reports of fever, flu-like
Mystery illness hospitalizes 7, kills 2 in southeast Alabama
Two people have died and at least seven have been hospitalized by a mystery illness in Alabama. All seven cases were reported at one hospital in Dothan and come from a 10-county area in the southeast corner of the state.
For-profit dialysis clinics use more costly and dangerous drugs
For-profit dialysis kidney centers use more of an expensive and dangerous class of drugs than nonprofit clinics, according to a report published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. The drugs are known as erythropoiesis-stimulation agents (ESAs) such as Amgen’s Epogen.
Victims of fungal meningitis outbreak deserve compensation for their pain and suffering
The days when Brian Kennedy can rate his pain as an 8 out of 10 are “good days,” but most often it feels more like a 9 or 10 even with the potent painkiller oxycodone in his system. Kennedy is