CPSC to Parents: Avoid Inclined Sleepers
by Levin Papantonio on November 5, 2019 at 12:21 am
Citing over 1,100 incidents and 70 infant deaths over the past 14 years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a warning to parents: do not use inclined sleepers for your babies.The controversy over inclined sleepers came to public attention earlier this year when Fisher-Price, a... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Ethicon Issues Class I Recall for Surgical Staplers
by Levin Papantonio on November 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm
On October 3rd Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon issued a Class 1 recall for over 8,200 Echelon Flex 60 Articulating Endoscopic Linear Cutters, more commonly known as surgical staplers. Class 1 is the most serious type of recall and indicates that lives are at stake. A... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Study: Tenofovir, Kidney Damage, Body Weight and Blood Pressure
by Levin Papantonio on October 23, 2019 at 2:01 pm
HIV patients who are underweight and/or have high blood pressure do have a higher risk of reduced kidney function when treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) as compared to those who have been prescribed an AZT-based medication without protease inhibitors (medications that... To read the entire article, click the title above.
More Evidence Linking Talcum Powder to Mesothelioma
by Levin Papantonio on October 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm
A new study appearing in the current edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine may provide plaintiffs in talc litigation the most powerful evidence yet discovered linking asbestos-contaminated talcum powder to mesothelioma.The study involved 33 subjects, with six... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Glyphosate Trials Delayed as Bayer Seeks Settlement
by Levin Papantonio on October 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm
A number of glyphosate cancer cases that were scheduled to go to trial in the next several weeks have been postponed as Bayer AG attempts to reach a settlement with U.S. plaintiffs, Reuters reported this week. Assisting in the process is prominent mediation attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Major Drugmakers Issue Recalls for Zantac: Was NDMA "Built-In" to the Formula?
by Levin Papantonio on September 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm
With this week's revelations of NDMA contamination in the popular antacid Zantac (ranitidine), health authorities and scientists are asking just how it happened. Frighteningly, there is evidence to suggest that it may have been there all along.In response to the recent discovery, Zantac's... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Bayer's Home Country Planning Glyphosate Ban
by Levin Papantonio on September 7, 2019 at 4:31 pm
In the latest blow to German-based conglomerate Bayer, the government of Germany itself has now announced that it will begin phasing out allowed uses of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the controversial herbicide Roundup.Under the plan, all glyphosate use will be banned by the end of 2023,... To read the entire article, click the title above.
The Current Legal Troubles for the Future of JUUL and other Vaping Companies
by Levin Papantonio on August 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm
No nation wants to fight a two-front war, although the U.S. and Germany both did it during the last century. Now, the e-cigarette industry finds itself in the same position. On one front is an ongoing and growing army of injury plaintiffs and their lawyers. On the other front are government... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Can Nexium and Prilosec Cause Greater Susceptibility to Allergies
by Levin Papantonio on August 23, 2019 at 2:18 pm
The latest addition to a long list of risks and side effects associated with proton pump inhibitors is a predisposition to allergies, according to an Austrian research team. Their study, based on an examination of national health records spanning four years, has found that patients who take... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Yet Another Pharmaceutical Company in India Gets an FDA Warning Over Valsartan Impurities
by Levin Papantonio on August 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm
This month, a fourth Indian drug company involved in the manufacture of valsartan and another angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) received an FDA warning letter over NDEA and NDMA found in its products. Lantech joins Hetero Labs, Aurobindo and Emtech Pharmaceuticals on the list... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Does “JUULing” Pose a Health Risk? Here's What Medical Scientists Have to Say
by Levin Papantonio on August 9, 2019 at 1:00 am
Proponents of “vaping” claim that e-cigarettes are a “healthier” (or at least a less harmful) alternative to combustible cigarettes. The exploding popularity of JUUL since its products entered the market in 2015 have only caused a growing debate over whether those claims are actually true.On the... To read the entire article, click the title above.
Textured Breast Implants Linked to Rare Form of Cancer Finally Recalled
by Levin Papantonio on July 26, 2019 at 2:14 am
This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally requested that manufacturer Allergen issue a “voluntary” recall for its textured Biocell breast implants. The request comes two months after the FDA announced that despite having received a number of reports linking textured breast implants... To read the entire article, click the title above.
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