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Valsartan Medications Recalled

Several medications containing the active ingredient Valsartan have been recalled by the United States Food and Drug Administration over contamination issues. The impurity, known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), is classified as a probable human carcinogen. The Recalls The initial round of recalls addressed Valsartan produced by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, and Teva Pharmaceuticals. It also extended […]

February 20th, 2019 Read More
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Faulty Medical Devices Part II: Reforms on the Horizon

In our previous blog, we examined a report from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which indicates faulty medical devices have played a role in 83,000 deaths and 1.7 million injuries worldwide in the last 10 years. In that piece, we also looked at promises from the FDA to revise and improve the […]

February 4th, 2019 Read More
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Faulty Medical Devices Part I: Thousands of Deaths Yearly

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a new report indicates that faulty medical devices have led to 1.7 million injuries, and more than 83,000 deaths throughout the world within the last decade. Details on the report and its findings are available here. Devices in Question Advances in medical-device technology hold tremendous […]

January 29th, 2019 Read More
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Risperdal Cases Seek Punitive Damages

Nearly three years ago, two juries in Philadelphia awarded compensatory damages to clients in two lawsuits against Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Risperdal. Now, both cases are proceeding toward new trials to determine punitive damages. A detailed article on the move appears here. Motion to Block Denied Judge Arnold New of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas […]

November 19th, 2018 Read More
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Staying Up-to-Date on Product Safety Recalls

Every year, countless Americans are made ill or injured by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, or other defective products. While medical technology progresses at an incredible rate, the testing and studies required to prove these technologies are safe cannot always keep up. When companies that produce drugs and medical devices place greater emphasis on shareholder […]

October 17th, 2018 Read More
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Be Aware of Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices

Dangerous drugs and defective medical devices can affect the body in many different ways. Graves McLain presents the following infographic to illustrate what some of these drugs and devices are, and how they can cause serious harm to users. null null

October 2nd, 2018 Read More
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Children’s OTC Medicines Recalled for Potential Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that King Bio—a North Carolina-based producer of homeopathic medications—has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for 32 of the company’s products. A detailed article on the recall can be found here. Sources indicate that some products manufactured by King Bio between August 2017 and April 2018 have tested […]

August 29th, 2018 Read More
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FDA Strengthens Warning Labels on Class of Antibacterial Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday, 7/26 that they are revising their boxed warning labels on packages of a class of antibacterial drugs known as fluoroquinolones. The FDA’s boxed warning labels, commonly referred to as “black box” warnings, alert doctors and patients that certain types of drugs or medical devices may pose […]

July 29th, 2016 Read More