Update: Recall of Exploding Takata Airbags Expanded

[share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall, which has been expanded multiple times, now includes 17 million vehicles in the United States and 25 million vehicles worldwide. Recently, on April 16,…

Birth Defects Caused by Pregnancy Drug Zofran

[share title=”Share This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Zofran, is a prescription medication that can be prescribed for nausea and vomiting; pregnant women experiencing severe symptoms are often prescribed the medication during the first trimester. Zofran is known effectiveness in treating nausea and vomiting, however in recent studies consuming the drug has shown serious…

Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] On March 24, it was announced that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary had reached a settlement in a bellwether trial over their transvaginal mesh devices. That settlement came shortly after a California jury delivered a $5.7 million verdict against J&J’s Ethicon over their Gynecare TVT…

Motor Vehicle Accidents

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A CAR WRECK? The first thing you should do following a car accident is to call the police so that an accident report can be prepared. Although the police do not always prepare an accident report, they will always require the other driver to properly identify themselves and their insurance…

Xarelto Drug Causes Irreversible Internal Bleeding

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] FDA has issued a warning of increased Thrombotic Event (Bleeding and Hemorrhage)! Xarelto is prescribed to prevent strokes in people with arterial fibrillation; as a treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism;  it was first to prevent deep thrombosis in patients undergoing  hip or knee replacement…

Takeda Hit With $2.3M Verdict In Philly Actos Case

[share title=”Title” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”]Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc. was hit with a $2.3 million verdict on Thursday after a Philadelphia jury concluded that the diabetes drug Actos had been a significant cause of a retired Pennsylvania teacher’s bladder cancer and that the man’s doctor had been inadequately warned about the risks. The…

7.8 Millions of Exploding Takata Airbags Recalled

[share title=”Post to Your Networks” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] In June 2014, approximately 900,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbags were recalled in two states, Florida and Hawaii. This recall has increased to now include at least 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. According to regulators, heat and humidity can cause the…

Medtronic Recalls 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm Pumps

[share title=”Title” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A risk of over-delivery of insulin causes the Medtronic Corporation to issue a Class II recall for about 560,000 MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps.  This recall was issued on September 8, 2014, after Medtronic received numerous reports from customers who accidentally programmed the device to deliver the…

GM SUVs a Fire Danger, Not Safe Indoors

[share title=”Title” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] GM is telling customers to park their SUVs outdoors after issuing a recall on 189,000 vehicles.  The recall is in relation to power window switches in the driver’s side doors that can catch fire.  This is GM’s third attempt to recall vehicles affected by the defect. …

Low-T and Testosterone Therapy Putting Men at Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] A recent study by the Journal of the American Medical Association links Low-T treatments to increases in Testosterone Heart Attacks and Testosterone Strokes. (Link # 1) With a superabundance of advertising to both patients and doctors over the past decade, Low-T treatment has increased more than five-fold…