The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Class I recall for GE Healthcare's resuscitation unit with blender, used with GE's Giraffe and Panda infant warmers. FDA defines Class I recalls as
Fifteen people have died of fungal meningitis from a contaminated steroid lot, and nineteen more cases related to contaminated steroid injections were reported this week, bringing the national total to 233 in 15 states.
On the heels of the five extremist judges on the Roberts’ Supreme court voting last summer to shield multi-national generic drug makers from injury lawsuits brought by Americans (Pliva v. Mensing) comes more evidence
It took the FDA four years to finally ban a substance (BPA) in infant food packaging that has long been known to cause brain damage in developing infants and young children. Industry so controls
Mirena Overview Classified by the FDA as a drug, Mirena is a contraceptive administered as a hormonal IntraUterine Device (IUD). It is inserted into the uterus as a long-term contraception. Manufactured by Bayer Healthcare, Mirena
When the FDA released its own study that showed Actos can increase the risk of bladder cancer, it caused two foreign governments – France and Germany – to ban the drug outright, but it
Do FDA administrators work for the public whom the agency is entrusted to protect, or pharmaceutical corporations who count on FDA approval? If they work for the public, why are they spying on their
A transvaginal mesh recall could be the opening gong of the death knell for the plastic mesh catastrophe unfolding across the nation. At the very least, transvaginal mesh (TVM) litigation took a step forward
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of Thoratec Corp’s HeartMate II pump after it was found that a critical part of the surgical procedure was left out of the instructions.
The Food and Drug Administration released a safety alert regarding a higher risk for blood clots in women taking birth control pills containing Drospirenone, such as Yaz and Yazmin. As a result of the
High doses of Celexa, an antidepressant, might cause dangerous abnormalities in the electrical activity of the heart, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Celexa drug label has been altered to contain
The FDA has released a drug safety communication regarding the use of the blood thinning medication, Pradaxa. According to the FDA, serious bleeding events have occured after the use of Pradaxa. See the FDA
Millions of Americans take statins for heart disease prevention. The FDA has released new important safety information regarding these cholesterol-lowering medications. According to the FDA, some brain-related impairments, such as memory loss, forgetfullness and
Users of electronic toothbrushes beware. The FDA released a consumer update warning users of the Arm & Hammer Spin Brush, also known as the Crest Spinbrush, of unexpected dangers. The FDA alerts consumers that