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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
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FDA Strengthens Warnings of Severe Kidney Injuries Caused by Diabetes Medication Invokana

The Food and Drug Administration just issued another Drug Safety Communication alerting doctors and patients about serious health risks associated with several type 2 diabetes medications, including Invokana. The FDA is strengthening warnings about the risk of serious, acute kidney injuries for patients taking type 2 diabetes medications canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo […]

June 14th, 2016 Read More
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Heartburn Drugs Are Linked to Several Dangerous Side Effects

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs used to reduce the body’s production of gastric acid. PPI drugs, including Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid and others, are some of the most widely prescribed medications in the U.S, generating up to $14 billion in annual sales. Recent studies have shown that these medications are also linked to dangerous side effects […]

June 8th, 2016 Read More
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FDA Issues Safety Warning for Zecuity Migraine Patch, Warns of Burn and Scar Risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that a medical device used to treat migraine headaches may cause serious injuries. The Zecuity Patch uses the drug sumatriptan to treat the symptoms of acute migraine headaches. The patch is designed to be worn on the thigh or upper arm for periods of up to […]

June 3rd, 2016 Read More
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FDA Warns Patients Against Purchasing Herbal Weight Loss Supplement Containing Banned Substance

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday, October 1st that consumers should avoid purchasing “Ultimate Herbal Slimcap,” a dietary weight loss supplement that was found to contain a banned substance among its active ingredients. This product is currently being marketed over the internet to consumers as a safe and effective way to aid in […]

October 6th, 2015 Read More