Medical Products Liability Posts in May, 2013

Defective Battery Module Recall

So many people put their lives in the hands of medical professionals. In turn, medical professionals rely on medical devices to assist in the care of patients. Without these devices, care would be limited. Having equipment that works properly is critical, as it can be used in a life and death situation....
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Drug Recalls are A Wake Up Call for Vitamin & Supplement Industry

According to a recent article published by Forbes, it has been discovered that dietary supplements have made up over half of all FDA Class 1 drug recalls between 2004 and 2012.  “Class 1” means that the supplements contained ingredients that have a potential to “cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”...
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FDA Rejects New Drug for Migraines

A few short weeks ago, Allergan spent close to $1 billion on rights to a new drug for treating migraine headaches.  However, the FDA has already rejected his product.  A recent New York Times article has taken a closer look at the ordeal....
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Drug Safety Lapses by Medicare

A decade ago, Medicare experienced an expansion to make it easier for people to get the drugs that they need.  In fact, Congress decided to increase funding to Medicare by billions of dollars to reach this goal.  But it is possible that the fix worked too well....
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FDA Warns Antibiotic May Cause Irregular Heartbeat

Azithromycin, also known as Zithromax, Zmax, or Z-pack, is a best-selling antibiotic used to treat many ailments. It is most frequently prescribed to treat middle ear infections, pneumonia, typhoid, bronchitis, strep throat, and sinusitis. It has also used for treatment of certain sexually transmitted infections (cervicitis, nongonococcal urethritis, and Chlamydia)....
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