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Each year, the number of medical devices and drugs on the market increases, and so do the recalls and safety alerts. In addition to recalls made by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, manufacturers “voluntarily” pull problematic products off the market. As a consumer, it’s important to be aware of devices or drugs that may affect your health.
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Dangerous Drug Recalls, Lawsuits, Settlements & News

Johnson & Johnson Defective Hip Implant SettlementJury Sides With Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury on Friday rejected a Tennessee woman’s lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson baby powder contributed to her ovarian cancer, a victory for the company after it lost three previous, similar lawsuits in St. Louis, according to the Associated Press. The jury voted 11-1 to deny damages to Nora Daniels, […]


Johnson & Johnson Defective Hip Implant SettlementWalgreens, Johnson & Johnson Sued in Baby Powder Lawsuit

A Chicago woman is suing Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson, alleging her prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc products caused ovarian cancer, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Andrea Harris’ lawsuit is the latest among more than 1,000 talcum powder-related suits to hit Johnson & Johnson. Some are notable because of their large payouts: In […]


PrilosecStudy: Proton Pump Inhibitors Could Lead to Kidney Damage

Popular heartburn medications taken by millions could lead to long-term kidney damage without any warning, a new study suggests, according to CBC News. The drugs, called proton pump inhibitors, reduce the symptoms of heartburn by lowering the amount of acid in the stomach. They include the brand names Losec, Nexium, and Prevacid. Doctors previously monitored […]


TevaTeva Stops Selling Zecuity Migraine Patch After Reports of Burns

NEW YORK – Teva Pharmaceutical said it will stop selling its migraine patch treatment Zecuity after users reported burns and scars where it was applied, according to CBS News. The company said anyone who has a patch should not use it. Zecuity is a disposable battery-powered patch applied to the upper arm or thigh to […]


Depo-TestosteroneStudy: Testosterone Gel Shows No Benefit For Older Men’s Memories

CHICAGO — Testosterone treatment did not improve older men’s memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements, according to the Associated Press. While testosterone use for one year appeared to strengthen bones and reduce anemia, it also showed signs of worsening artery disease […]


Defective Device Recalls, Lawsuits, Settlements & News

MaquetMaquet HCU Heater-Cooler Devices Linked To Bacterial Infections

Maquet is a medical device company that manufactures the Maquet HCU Heater-Cooler System — a controversial device that has recently been linked to harmful bacteria. Heater-cooler systems are used during open-heart surgery and other medical procedures to warm or cool patients as necessary. The heater-cooler devices feature water tanks that transport temperature-controlled water to external […]


Cincinnati Sub-ZeroCincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm Heater-Cooler Devices Linked To Bacterial Infections

Cincinnati Sub-Zero is a medical device company that manufactures the Cincinnati Sub-Zero Hemotherm Heater-Cooler System — a controversial device that has recently been linked to harmful bacteria. Heater-cooler systems are used during open-heart surgery and other medical procedures to warm or cool patients as necessary. The heater-cooler devices feature water tanks that transport temperature-controlled water […]


TerumoTerumo HX2 Heater-Cooler Devices Linked To Bacterial Infections

Terumo is a medical device company that manufactures the Terumo HX2 Heater-Cooler System — a controversial device that has recently been linked to harmful bacteria. Heater-cooler systems are used during open-heart surgery and other medical procedures to warm or cool patients as necessary. The heater-cooler devices feature water tanks that transport temperature-controlled water to external […]


LivanovaLivaNova Heater Cooler Devices Linked To Bacterial Infections

LivaNova is a medical device company that manufactures the LivaNova 3T Heater-Cooler System — a controversial device that has recently been linked to harmful bacteria. Heater-cooler systems are used during open-heart surgery and other medical procedures to warm or cool patients as necessary. The heater-cooler devices feature water tanks that transport temperature-controlled water to external […]


Medical University of South CarolinaSouth Carolina University Board Members Discuss Heater-Cooler Infections

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Members of the governing board of the Medical University of South Carolina expressed concerns Thursday that hospital staff are still using equipment that may cause heart bypass patients to develop severe bacterial infections, according to the (Charleston) Post and Courier. Last year, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the […]


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