In a recent post, I discussed the drug Xarelto (chemically known as rivaroxaban) and the competition this product is running to Boehringer-Ingelheim’s (BI) flagship product, Pradaxa (dabigatran). The introduction of Xarelto in the U.K., a product produced by Bayer and … Continued
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Authored by Ned McWilliams In the first twelve weeks Pradaxa was on the market, more than 300 serious adverse events were reported to the FDA. Within six months of hitting pharmacies and doctors’ sample cabinets, the number of adverse events … Continued
As of the date of this update, lawsuits are pending against four primary transvaginal mesh defendants: American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) and Bard in consolidated state actions in Delaware, Boston and New Jersey. Additionally, all federal … Continued
A great concern facing the public now is the failure of metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties using systems like the recently recalled DePuy ASR. This is a guest article submitted by Jim Moreland PA-C, MHS and does not necessarily represent the views of this website.
The hip implant study by these two doctors showed that short and medium term clinical outcomes show third-generation alumina ceramic have shown low incidence of osteolysis, wear and failures.
On February 1, Evenflo announced a voluntary recall/revision of its Discovery infant car seats, Models 390, 391, 534, and 552. Recent laboratory tests conducted by Evenflo and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) showed that the seats could become … Continued
About 15,000 little red wagons were recalled by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and manufacturer Tricam Industries Inc of Eden Prairie, Minnesota for excessive levels of lead in the paint that covers the body of the wagon.The wagon is … Continued
After the largest crib recall in history, the third in as many years, another child is dead after slipping into the gap caused by faulty design in a Graco crib/bassinet.In this case, the child got caught between the rail of … Continued
While we are becoming accustomed to all combinations of food and disease scares, here’s one that seems a little odd:white chocolate and salmonella.However, that’s just the combination that spurred Kraft to initiate a recall of its Baker’s White Chocolate squares.The … Continued
Thomas Debrowski, Mattel’s executive vice president of worldwide operations, apologized to China’s quality control chief. He said, “Mattel takes full responsibility for these recalls and apologizes personally to you, the Chinese people, and all of our customers who received the … Continued