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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Medical

Medtronic Infusion Pump Recalled

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Baxter International is recalling its Colleague infusion pumps from the American market under an agreement with federal regulators that sought to fix problems like battery failures and software errors, according to a report in The New York Times. The article goes on to state that the Food…

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Medtronic Minimed Infusion Pump Recall

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Medtronic issued a Class I recall of their MiniMed Quick-set® Paradigm Infusion Insulin pump on June 29, 2009. Thousands of diabetic patients use this device to monitor their blood glucose levels and assist them in the control of their glucose levels by delivering doses of insulin…

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Legal IssuesMedical

Fifth Circuit Finds Parallel Claims Plead and Reverses Dismissal of PMA Hip Implant Case

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion in Bass v. Stryker that is a significant victory for victims injured by defective medical devices approved by the FDA under the pre-market approval process (PMA). The Court reinstated claims based on violations…

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Reported issues with LifePort® vascular ports

The LifePort® line of ports, manufactured by Horizon Medical Products, offers a complete line of venous and arterial ports. Recently, we’ve received reports of a potential defect in the Horizon LifePort® line of ports. After being surgically implanted into the body, the catheter may crack and break, causing catheter fragments to travel through the veins…

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