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Prescription drug deaths rise for 11th consecutive year
The number of prescription drug-induced deaths rose for the 11th straight year, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis. Most of the drug deaths were accidents involving potent painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin.
Toppled TV kills Arizona boy
PHOENIX, AZ – Police officials say that a 5-year old boy died in Phoenix Monday after a television set apparently fell on top of him.
Deadly Reno air crash blamed on worn lock nuts, unsafe plane modifications
A September 2011 airplane crash at a Reno, Nevada, air show that killed 11 people and injured more than 60 others was the result of worn-out and poorly maintained parts that came apart under the pressure of flying the plane
Peg Perego brand strollers recalled for entrapment, strangulation hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Peg Perego USA Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of around 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation. The manufacturer has a report of one death and one
Honda recalls CR-V and Acura ILX models for defective door locks
Despite no accidents or injuries being reported from the issue, Honda is recalling more than 320,000 Honda-CR-V and Acura ILX vehicles worldwide due to defective door locks. This may result in the doors not closing entirely or latching securely, putting
Town and Country minivan design defects led to crash deaths and injuries, lawsuit claims
A 2011 crash on a Fort Stockton, Texas highway that was so horrific and devastating it compelled pop star Justin Bieber and scores of others to organize fundraising efforts is now the subject of a lawsuit against Chrysler over alleged
New algorithm detects adverse reactions caused by drug combinations
A new algorithm developed by researchers to search through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) enormous and complex record of drug interaction data reveals what can happen when patients take prescription drugs in combination.
Is the search for a warfarin substitute creating more dangerous drugs?
Pharmaceutical companies, always in search of their next big “blockbuster” drug, a few years ago set their sights on developing a safer and easier-to-deliver alternative to warfarin, the longtime standard anticoagulant for preventing heart attacks and strokes in some patients.
Transvaginal mesh fast-tracked through FDA approval
Consumer Reports, one of the nation’s oldest and most trusted authorities on consumer product quality, has launched an offensive against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) medical device approval process, saying it has created “a nightmare scenario” for
Study finds Pradaxa could make common falls lethal for elderly
The death of an 83-year-old man who checked into The University of Utah’s hospital after suffering from a routine fall raises concerns that hemorrhaging may be irreversible in patients taking Boehringer Ingelheim’s blood-thinning drug Pradaxa.