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FDA warns hospitals to check inventory for stolen, unsterile surgical staples
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying all surgical personnel that some surgical staples in their inventory that are labeled as sterile are unsafe because they were stolen from the manufacturer prior to sterilization.
FDA strengthens Depakote warnings over cognitive risks to unborn children
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning childbearing women and their doctors to avoid using Depakote and other drugs containing valproate commonly used to treat migraine headaches after the final results of a study showed the drugs could
17-state salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers
An outbreak of salmonella illnesses in 18 states has been traced to cucumbers from two suppliers in Mexico, federal health authorities say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are 73 confirmed illnesses linked to eating
FDA panelists conflicted on approval of long-lasting testosterone injection
A U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) panel was split on its opinion about the safety of a long-lasting testosterone injection submitted for approval, with nine members backing the drug and nine saying that it’s still too risky to put
CDC says food illnesses on the rise, reports sharp increase in shellfish-related sickness
The number of people sickened by pathogens in contaminated food grew last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday in its summary of 2012 public health data documenting foodborne illness in the United States.
New study finds significant link between Depakote use and birth defects
A new study published in an international neurology journal has found “statistically significant associations” between valproate drugs such as Depakote (valproic acid) and spina bifida, as well as malformations of the heart, great vessels, digits, skull bones, and brain.
Child finds Depakote, Adderall drugs inside Easter egg during church egg hunt
DAPHNE, ALA—An arrest has been made in the case of an Easter egg hunt at an Alabama Catholic Church that resulted in a child finding prescription drugs inside a plastic egg instead of candy.
Five years of Actos likely caused plaintiff’s terminal bladder cancer, doctor testifies
A University of Chicago Medical Center urologist told a Los Angeles jury last week that Takeda Pharmaceuticals’ type-2 diabetes drug Actos was “the most substantial causative factor” in a California man’s development of terminal bladder cancer. The doctor’s testimony was