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FDA Issues New Warning for Abilify® (aripiprazole)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Safety Announcement Warning that compulsive, uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of the antipsychotic drug Abilify® (aripiprazole). Abilify® is a top-selling prescription drug prescribed to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome. Abilify®acts on the same…

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Automotive

OGA Texas Bus Crash

Officials have reported that a total of 8 individuals were killed and 44 others injured in Saturday’s OGA Charters rollover bus accident that occurred near Laredo, Texas. The charter bus owned by OGA Charters (based in San Juan) was headed up U.S. 83 from Rio Grande to the Kickapoo casino in Eagle Pass. About 50…

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Medical

Invokana Injury Lawsuit

Invokana is part of a class of drugs called SGLT2 inhibitors, which includes other drugs such as Farxiga and Glyxambi that are used to help regulate blood sugar levels in adult patients with Type 2 diabetes. This class of drugs, however, is not approved to treat Type 1 diabetes patients. Along with other members of…

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Medical

Essure Lawsuit

Thousands of women have suffered life-altering complications from the use of a permanent contraceptive device called Essure, manufactured by Bayer AG. Essure is a hysteroscopic sterilization procedure, a type of procedure that does not require an incision. A soft metal spring-like device wound with synthetic fibers is implanted in a woman’s Fallopian tubes. The metal part…

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MedicalNews

IVC Filters Causing Fatal Outcomes

[share title=”This Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filters are placed in a patient’s vena cava to prevent blood clots from traveling to the heart and lungs. An IVC filter can either be permanent or retrievable. Retrievable filters are made out of nitinol. Pieces of retrievable filters, made after…

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Medical

Recall of Animas Insulin Pumps

Insulin pumps are medical devices used by individual with diabetes to administer insulin. In some instances medical device pumps including one manufactured by Animas Corporation (Part of Johnson & Johnson) or Medtronic, Inc. fail to administer the correct dosage levels resulting in dangerous medical issues including:  Dangerously low levels of Blood Sugar (hypoglycemia) Dangerously high levels of…

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FDA Issues a Recall on OmniPod Insulin Management System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for the OmniPod Insulin Management System. It is a device that allows diabetics to conveniently and effortlessly deliver insulin. The insulin pump is self-contained and attaches to the patient’s skin. The device primes automatically, and inserts insulin through a small automated needle. The dosage and…

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