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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Decision on Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Multidistrict Litigation Expected Soon

Victims of alleged Pradaxa injuries are awaiting word on whether their lawsuits will be consolidated in a multidistrict litigation. According to a report from The Madison Record, so far just over two dozen Pradaxa bleeding lawsuits have been filed in federal courts throughout the U.S.

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Tentative Ohio Fracking Regulations Criticized as too Lax

Lawmakers in Ohio have tentatively passed new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling but they’ve immediately been criticized for being too favorable to the natural gas and oil industries.

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Study Finds SSRI Antidepressant Side Effects Outweigh Their Benefits

A new study is raising more concerns about the safety of commonly used antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) inhibitor antidepressants. Investigators who conducted the study, which is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, posit that increased knowledge of the negative effects of SSRIs and other antidepressants could reduce ...

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First DePuy ASR Hip Implant Lawsuits Head to Trial in December, January

The first trials involving lawsuits filed against DePuy Orthopaedics by recipients of its recalled ASR Hip Implants will begin later this year, and early next year. The first is slated to start on December 3, 2012 in state court in Las Vegas, Nevada. A second DePuy ASR hip implant lawsuit ...

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Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Do Vitamin Drinks Pose Health Risks?

Scientists are concerned vitamin drinks are contributing to levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.

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Older Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

Older Hip Implant, Knee Replacement Patients Face Heart Attack Risk Following Surgery

An emerging report reveals that older hip implant and knee replacement patients face increased heart attack risks following surgery. The risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was seen in the first two weeks after these surgical procedures.

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Stryker Issues Voluntary Recall for Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II Hip Implant Components

Stryker Orthopedics is recalling two metal-on-metal hip implant components, its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. According to a notice posted on Stryker’s website, risks associated with the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems include the potential for fretting and/or corrosion at or about ...

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Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

Major Retailers Accused of Selling Fraudulent Herbal Supplements

The NYS attorney general’s office has accused four national retailers of selling fraudulent dietary supplements.

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Fresenius Recalls NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate Due to Bacterial Contamination

Health Canada, Canada’s federal health agency, has announced that Fresenius Medical Care is voluntarily recalling specific lots of NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate in 6.4L and 8L sizes due to bacterial contamination. This product is used in kidney dialysis (hemodialysis) … Continue reading

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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Weight-Loss Drug Alli Over Tampering Concern

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling all supplies of its over-the-counter weight-loss drug Alli (orlistat) in the United States and Puerto Rico after customers reported finding other pills and capsules in some bottles. News of the tampering emerged on Wednesday. GSK received inquiries … Continue reading

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Pleo Homeopathic Drugs Recalled: May Contain Undeclared Penicillin

Fifty-six lots of various Pleo homeopathic drugs, which may contain undisclosed penicillin, have been recalled by Terra-Medica, Inc. Individuals allergic to penicillin could suffer reactions including life-threatening anaphylactic reactions. The recalled products – used to treat conditions including colds, yeast … Continue reading

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FDA Announces Recall of L-citrulline, Supplement for Genetic Disorder

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On Saturday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said certain lots of the supplement L-citrulline, used to treat certain genetic disorders found mostly in children, were found not to contain any of the drug, and the agency warned doctors … Continue reading

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Dietary Supplement Hydravax Recalled Due to Inclusion of Undeclared Ingredient

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IQ Formulations, of Sunrise, Florida, is initiating a voluntary recall of all lots of its 45-capsule bottles of Hydravax due to the inclusion of an unlisted ingredient. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised IQ Formulations that an analysis … Continue reading

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OxyElite Pro Recall Expanded to Include Flavored OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder

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USPlabs LLC just announced a recall of its OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements over potential health risks and to now include Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder, among others. The recall includes all lots and sizes of specific dietary supplements, … Continue reading

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Quality Control Issues Raised as J&J Issues Second Recall this Week

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In one week, health care giant, Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of its key products over quality issues. This, after working to reverse some bad press over scores of recalls, also due to quality issues, over the past couple of … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Injectible Risperdal After Discovering Mold

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, has announced the recall of a lot its injectible schizophrenia drug Risperdal Consta. Mold was discovered in vials of Consta during routine testing. Consta, a long-acting form of Risperdal (risperidone), is prescribed … Continue reading

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Hundreds Of Lawsuits Filed Over GranuFlo

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Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed over risks associated with inadequate warnings for GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. According to court documents, more than 300 lawsuits have been filed nationwide and more are expected, WickedLocalWaltham reported. Allegations include that Fresenius Medical Care … Continue reading

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Two of Those Sickened in Rhodococcus Equi Outbreak Have Died

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Following a recall of all sterile products manufactured by Specialty Compounding of Cedar Park, Texas, two of 17 people sickened have died. Texas Department of State Health Services spokesman, Chris Van Deusen, said the cause of death remains open and … Continue reading

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