Product News and Recalls

Textured Breast Implants Connected to Rare Cancer Risk

more reports link textured breast implants to rare cancerReports continue to emerge linking textured breast augmentation implants to an increased risk of a rare form of cancer called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL. A recent story in The New York Times continues the paper’s efforts to detail a disease that has not gotten enough attention in the media or in the medical community as a whole.

The texture of the implants is seemingly ...

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In Wake of Crisis, FDA Targets Single Opioid for Removal

fda targets one of many opioids for removal due to abuseThe FDA has begun the process of removing a powerful opioid from the market over concerns of the potential for abuse. Endo Pharmaceuticals was recently informed by the agency that it would like to see Opana ER pulled from the nation’s shelves.

Citing concerns over the “public health consequences of abuse,” the agency is giving Endo Pharmaceuticals the opportunity to voluntarily remove Opana ER on its own. ...

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Study Discovers Safety Risk in One-third of FDA-approved Drugs

one-third of FDA approved drugs not safeA recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has identified that one-third of FDA-approved drugs carry a safety risk that is found after the medications have already gone to market. It’s a rate that’s both alarming and unexpected from an agency that is supposedly charged with protecting the public’s health.

Joseph Ross, an associate professor of medicine and public health at Yale University and ...

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New Report Suggests Women Disproportionately Targeted by Drug and Device Companies

watchdog group suggests women disproportionately targeted by drug companiesThe judicial freedom and access watchdog American Association for Justice issued a report earlier this month that suggests that women pay a disproportionately-high price for the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. The report, titled “From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women,” is a scathing read of nearly 60 pages that looks at the way women have been targeted ...

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Tort Reform and the Continued Scourge of Government Doublespeak

Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act. Protecting Access to Care Act. Tort reform. Reigning in frivolous lawsuits.

Taken purely at face value, any of these things could be seen as something positive. Who wouldn’t want to keep people from abusing the legal system? Who wouldn’t want to protect access to the care we and our loved ones need to stay healthy (a question that is, admittedly, a bit more difficult to answer now that the country faces the possibility of 20+ million losing ...

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Settlement Reached Mid-Trial in Benzene Exposure Case

Parties have reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount in a Philadelphia benzene exposure lawsuit. The two sides arrived at an agreement after the evidence phase of the trial but before jury submission. The plaintiff, Michael Butts, acquired acute myeological leukemia as a result of years spent working in environments where benzene was regularly in the air.

Benzene is a sweet smelling carcinogen that evaporates into the air quickly. Like many chemicals ...

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