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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FDA warning regarding Fentora

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning to the public regarding the potential for deadly overdose for patients taking the Fentanyl-based painkiller named Fentora, which is produced by Cephalon Inc. Cephalon issued warnings to physicians after several deaths occurred due to inappropriate prescription and “off-label” usage for headaches and back pain…

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Possible risks from use of Ortho Evra birth control patch

Ortho McNeil, a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, the makers of the Ortho Evra birth control patch says that women using the patch will be exposed to about 60 percent more estrogen than those using the typical birth control pill because hormones from patches get into the bloodstream and are removed from the body differently than…

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Trasylol Information

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the use of the drug Trasylol, a drug commonly used to help reduce the loss of blood during major surgeries like open heart surgery and spinal surgery, has been found to dramatically increase the risk of kidney failure, heart attacks, heart failure…

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Automotive

Dangers of Defective Fuel Systems

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] Ask anyone the most terrifying way to die and most will tell you – being burned alive.  There is absolutely no excuse for people to be burned as a result of defectively designed fuel systems.  If a person survives the collision itself, they should not perish…

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Automotive

Dangers of Third Row Seats

[share title=”SHARE” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”] The minimum standards for seat back strength are thirty-two years old and woefully inadequate.  In  rear – end collisions, seat backs often fail, causing catastrophic injury and death. The dangers of seat failures are especially high in third-row seats that are located at the very rear…

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Air Bags – Deceitful Killers

Air bag technology has been around since the 1960’s.  For years, the manufacturers lobbied Congress and President Nixon not to require air bags in vehicles.  Eventually, the device was put into many vehicles.  Often, the device saves lives; unfortunately, the manufacturers often design the air bags in critically defective ways. The deployment of the air…

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Yamaha Road Star Motorcycle Transmission Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation is recalling certain 2001, 2002 and 2003 Road Star, Road Star Limited Edition, Midnight Star and Road Star Silverado motorcycles due to a defect in the transmission.  This defect may lead to abnormal wear in the transmission which could cause the circlip to break. If the circlip breaks, it would cause the…

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