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Recent Posts in Dangerous Products Category

  • Problems With the Zimmer Persona Knee System

    Any sort of faulty or defective product could potentially be harmful to the user, but defective medical devices are particularly dangerous. When you use a medical product or device, you have a right to expect a certain level of safety and effectiveness. However, if a medical device is defective, either by design or in the manufacturing process, the company that produces that product could be ...
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  • Powdered Surgical Gloves Banned by the FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently banned the use of powdered gloves in surgery and other medical and dental procedures. Pre-powdered exam gloves, pre-powdered surgeons’ gloves, and absorbable powder use for lubricating surgeon’s gloves are no longer allowed to be used by healthcare professionals and facilities. Likewise, all non-powdered gloves should have no more than 2 milligrams ...
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  • AndroGel May Increase Risk of Arterial Plaque

    AndroGel is one of many brand names of testosterone prescribed for a number of different uses. This brand is a topical gel used to provide patients with higher levels of testosterone, a naturally occurring hormone necessary for many processes in the body. For people who have lower levels of testosterone, their doctors might prescribe AndroGel to bring those levels back to normal with daily morning ...
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  • Are IVC Filters Overused? New Study Sheds Light On Possible Complications.

    A recent study published in the JAMA Surgery journal suggests that IVC filters – commonly thought of as life-saving devices – might not be the safest option for some patients; especially those who didn’t need them in the first place. After thorough studies conducted over multiple years, researchers reported that the “indiscriminate use of IVCFs without clear indications places patients at risk of ...
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  • Dangers of Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh

    Serious complications have been reported among patients implanted with Atrium C-QUR hernia mesh. Used to treat patients in need of hernia repair and reconstruction, C-QUR is different from many other mesh products out there in that its omega 3 gel coating is “all natural? and derived from fish oil. However, this coating – meant to reduce scar tissue and help the mesh stay affixed to the abdominal ...
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  • FDA Warns of Exploding Medical Carts

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to hospitals and healthcare providers about dangerous medical carts that can catch on fire and explode. Nearly every hospital and medical facility uses battery-powered mobile medical carts which are used to dispense medication, ultrasound machines, and other medical equipment. If not properly maintained, the lithium or lead acid ...
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  • St. Jude Heart Devices Vulnerable to Hacking

    Although shareholders of St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ) recently approved a $25 billion merger between the company and Abbot Laboratories (ABT), the medical device manufacturer is still facing considerable backlash over accusations that its cardiac implants can potentially be hacked. The issue was first brought to light in August 2016 when short seller Carson Block of Muddy Waters LLC issued a ...
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  • FDA Warns Against The Use Of Bo Ying Compound Due To Risk Of Lead Poisoning

    The FDA recently warned healthcare professionals and parents not to use or purchase "Bo Ying compound." This powdered product is manufactured by Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd. and is marketed for the treatment of various conditions in infants and children, such as influenza, fever, and nasal discharge. It is sold both in retail outlets and online. The FDA warning was issued after the New York City ...
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  • Corticosteroid Injections Could Lead To Serious Neurologic Problems

    The FDA recently issued a safety warning about serious adverse effects associated with spinal injections of corticosteroids. Injectable corticosteroids are drugs that are often used to reduce swelling or inflammation. These include methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, triamcinolone, betamethasone, and dexamethasone. Spinal injections of corticosteroids have been widely practiced for years to treat ...
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  • Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC Issues A Nationwide Recall Of Dietary Supplements Due To Dangerous Undeclared Ingredients

    The FDA recently posted a press release by Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC, about the nationwide recall of certain lots of Bella Vi brand products. These products are marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss. Laboratory analyses conducted by the FDA revealed the supplements contained "undeclared Sibutramine or a combination of both Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein." Phenolphthalein is a laxative ...
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