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Hospital CO2 detector accessories recalled due to life threatening defect
GE Healthcare is recalling accessories for its CO2 detectors because they may cause the device to fail or to provide incorrect CO2 values for mechanically and spontaneous ventilated patients. Physicians rely on these devices to make decisions, and if those
Canadian regulators warn consumers about cardiovascular risks of testosterone drugs
Canada’s national health regulators have issued a warning to consumers and health care providers about the serious risks associated with the use of testosterone-replacement drugs, which are being prescribed to increasing numbers of men as a treatment for low natural
European advisors recommend approval of new combination type 2 diabetes treatment
An advisory panel for European drug regulators is recommending approval for a new type 2 diabetes drug combining the long-acting insulin degludec with Victoza (liraglutide). The favorable recommendation of Novo Nordisk’s drug Xultophy, previously known as IDegLira, was based on
Risperidone side effects send patients to the emergency room
Adverse effects of antipsychotic medications such as Risperdal (risperidone) send more than 20,000 people in the United States to the emergency room each year, prompting the American Psychiatric Association to issue an advisory to clinicians to carefully evaluate patients before
Teen’s death prompts FDA warning for consumers to avoid pure caffeine powder
Logan Stiner was just days away from his high school graduation when he died after consuming a lethal dose of powdered caffeine. The teen’s death prompted a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation resulting in the agency issuing a warning
Pharmacy group wants black box warning added to antibiotic Levaquin
A University of South Carolina pharmacy group is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put the strongest warning possible on Johnson & Johnson’s antibiotic Levaquin alerting consumers about the potential for cellular damage that could lead to serious diseases.
Mislabeled ibuprofen, seizure drugs recalled
American Health Packaging (AHP) is recalling packages of the anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen and the anti-seizure drug oxcarbazepine because the individual blister packs may be mislabeled and contain the wrong drug. Thus, patients prescribed oxcarbazepine may inadvertently take a dose of
Hormonal contraceptives may increase risk of gestational diabetes
Women who use contraceptives that contain hormones before they become pregnant may be at greater risk for developing gestational diabetes once they do get pregnant, according to a new study.
Pre-diabetes diagnoses benefit drug companies more than patients
Non-diabetics with higher-than-recommended blood sugar levels and thus at risk for developing type 2 diabetes are considered pre-diabetic, however classifying large numbers of people with pre-diabetes offers more benefit to drug companies than those diagnosed with the condition, researchers argue.