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Automated Insulin Pumps and Smart Devices Use on Rise Due to Pandemic

Even the movie industry has noticed the increasing use of smart medical devices. The movie trailer for the animated Pixar film “Turning Red” features a diabetic kid who appears to be wearing an Automated Insulin Pump. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of most people and has led to a restructuring of lifestyle and priorities. Businesses have had to rethink the way they work, some industries have seen dramatic downshifts in usage, while others have seen growing interest. One of …

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Philips CPAP Recall Severity Upgraded by FDA

A recent recall of Philips CPAP and ventilator devices has been upgraded to Class I by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Class I is the most severe type of recall which indicates that a malfunctioning medical device may cause serious health problems or result in death. The Philips recall was issued June 30, 2021, for multiple models of CPAP, BiPAP and Ventilators made by Philips Respironics. It was initially issued as an unclassified recall, only as a safety notification …

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Weight Loss Drug Removed from Market after Cancer Linked Identified

Eisai, Inc. voluntarily pulled its weight-loss drug Belviq from the market in February 2020 after it was determined that the drug poses a slightly increased risk of cancer. Despite the recall of the product, Eisai said it did not believe the FDA’s interpretation of the latest round of data on the drug’s safety and stated that it still believes the benefits outweigh the risks. According to the FDA, patients currently using Belviq should stop doing so immediately. They should dispose …

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More Lawsuits Filed against Maker of Popular Heartburn Medication after April FDA Recall

Additional lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Zantac, a popular medication used to treat heartburn and acid reflux. The new round of legal action comes after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on April 1, 2020, that it is requesting manufacturers of the drug to remove it from the market immediately. According to the FDA, the drug puts users at risk for exposure to N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known carcinogen. The use of the medication could result …

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Additional Concerns about Valsartan Arise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Valsartan is a hypertension medication and used to treat heart failure. It lowers the risk of heart attack. Valsartan blocks angiotensin II from constricting blood vessels. It also reduces high blood pressure by activating aldosterone. It works by binding with angiotensin type I receptors. It’s an antagonist but works differently than other ACE inhibitors drugs that block the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. In 2019, users of Valsartan began filing lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer claiming the use …

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Claim Filed against Zantac Maker over the Drug’s Link to Cancer

Legal action is underway regarding the potential link between Zantac heartburn medication and cancer. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating Zantac (ranitidine) after it was determined that the popular heartburn and acid reflux medication contains potentially high levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a known carcinogen. As a result of the finding, sales of the drug have been suspended in US stores. Three pharmaceutical companies have issued recalls for their versions of ranitidine. People are exposed to …

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FDA Test Reveals Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder following FDA testing that determined at least one bottle was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. The recall affects Johnson & Johnson’s brand baby power sourced from China and distributed in 2018…

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Denver Doctor Pleading Guilty to Prescribing Holy Trinity Drug Combination

A Denver doctor recently pled guilty to prescribing patients an illegal combination of drugs known as the Holy Trinity. As reported by the Denver Post, Dr. Andrew Mark Ho agreed to 15 years of supervised release and gave up…

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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit If I’m Injured by a Drug?

Suffering an injury from a prescription medication you assumed was safe is devastating. Despite claims of effectiveness and safety, prescription drugs hurt people every day. Many of these injuries are serious – some are even fatal. Nothing can give you back the life you had before you were injured by a dangerous drug…

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According to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, several supplements on the market claiming to boost brain power and offer protection from loss of memory contain various amounts of a dangerous drug known as piracetam. Piracetam is a drug that has not been approved for use in the United States. It is known to trigger unpleasant side effects such as insomnia, anxiety, agitation, depression, weight gain, drowsiness, and diarrhea. There is also concern for how the drug might …

Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its baby powder following FDA testing that determined at least one bottle was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. The recall affects Johnson & Johnson’s brand baby power sourced from China and distributed in 2018…

A Denver doctor recently pled guilty to prescribing patients an illegal combination of drugs known as the Holy Trinity. As reported by the Denver Post, Dr. Andrew Mark Ho agreed to 15 years of supervised release and gave up…

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Suffering an injury from a prescription medication you assumed was safe is devastating. Despite claims of effectiveness and safety, prescription drugs hurt people every day. Many of these injuries are serious – some are even fatal. Nothing can give you back the life you had before you were injured by a dangerous drug…

Drug Companies that suspect there is a problem with orders are legally required to refuse to ship those products. But recently, a drug company in Ohio is accused of making and distributing opioids that were “suspicious,” and according to a lawsuit, this helped to fuel the national addiction and overdose crisis. Lawyers from Cuyahoga and Summit counties were the first to file lawsuits seeking to hold drug companies accountable for the nation’s opioid crisis. Until now, plaintiffs were focused on …

As lawsuits continue to be filed against hernia mesh manufacturers, one patient is about to undergo her ninth surgery to undo the damage caused by the mesh. Carmen Pacheco of Georgetown, Texas, suffered for years after her hernia repair process. The problems triggered by the mesh implanted into her during the procedure caused financial and emotional stress for her and her family. Pacheco and her medical team opted for the mesh implant because the product was marketed to last longer …

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