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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
Women file lawsuits against makers of transvaginal mesh
Lori Eggenberg thought the surgery she was having to correct urinary incontinence was the newest, most advanced, minimally invasive procedure available. Her doctor used transvaginal mesh to lift up her bladder. It turned out to be her worst nightmare. Lori’s
New study shows increased risk of autism in children exposed to SSRIs in utero
Children exposed to antidepressants in their mother’s womb are more likely to develop autism than children who were not exposed to the drugs, a new study suggests. The study identified the risk with both selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and
Sleeping pills land more people in emergency room than ever before
The popular prescription sleep medication Ambien and others that contain the active ingredient zolpidem are sending an increasing number of people to the emergency room, a new study has found.
Victims of transvaginal mesh hold rally to raise awareness
Victims of transvaginal mesh rallied outside Saskatoon City Hospital in Canada this week to raise awareness of the dangerous side effects that can occur from surgical mesh used to treat common pelvic floor conditions including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ
Woman’s bone disease linked to Mirena IUD
A 33-year-old woman who used the Mirena Intrauterine Device (IUD) for birth control for about six months developed a serious bone disease that left her disabled. The Mirena IUD was considered the primary source of her condition, according to researchers
Nearly 25,000 adverse events associated with diabetes drug Actos
More than 24,000 adverse events have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the type 2 diabetes drug Actos since the medication was introduced nearly 14 years ago. The most commonly reported side effect in which Actos
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.
GemStar infusion pumps recalled due to battery error
Hospria Inc. is recalling several models of its GemStar Infusion System, used to administer fluids and medications in patients, due to a lithium battery low voltage error that has the potential to cause significant injury or death. The recall comes
Newborn incubators, warmers recalled due to dangerous defect
Some GE Healthcare newborn incubators and warmers are being recalled because of a defect that can case the device to malfunction, thus endangering the lives of infants.