Medical

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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Medical

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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Automotive

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…

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Medical

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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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. …

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Medical

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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Automotive

26% of Car Wrecks Involve Phones

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Cellphone use is now estimated to be involved in 26% of all motor vehicle crashes – up from 25% last year, according to “Injury Facts”, the annual survey from the National Safety Council released this past March. But it’s not texting of checking status updates- widely…

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Automotive

Vehicle Rollovers

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Most serious automobile accidents involve vehicle rollovers. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) has recognized that sport utility vehicles are particularly prone to rollovers; the fatality rate per million vehicles is between two and three times greater for sport utility vehicles (SUV), particularly Ford Bronco…

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