Product News and Recalls

J&J Cancer Trials Set to Triple in 2019

2019 promises to be a challenging year for Johnson & JohnsonIf Johnson & Johnson investors and company executives thought 2018 was bad, they may not have seen anything yet. With a massive verdict of over $4 billion leading the way and more than 10,000 additional lawsuits waiting the wings, J&J finds itself in a battle to not only reclaim its wholesome and trustworthy image, but perhaps even in a battle for its very ...

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Staying Safe at Home During Winter

a carbon monoxide detector is a critical part of staying safe at home during winter monthsWe discussed the dangers and challenges of winter driving in a previous post and how a little bit of prevention and preparation can go a long way toward keeping you safe as you make your way from point A to point B. But how much thought have you given to your preparations at home? Sometimes the familiarity of home allows us ...

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Why is it So Difficult to Get Your Own Medical Records?

The vast majority of human knowledge is now searchable and accessible via everything from a device in your pocket you can tap on to speaker in your kitchen you can talk to. Quantities of information that would have taken days or weeks to move in the past are now transferred in seconds or just a few minutes. It is difficult to quantify how far we have come in our ability to store, process, access, and move ...

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Textured Breast Implants Officially Off the European Market

textured breast implants no longer available on European marketFrench health regulators have officially suspended their approval of the use of textured breast implants. The move means that the implants, which differ from the smooth-surfaced implants more widely used throughout the United States, are effectively no longer available anywhere in Europe. 

Textured breast implants have been implicated as a possible cause of a specific type of lymphoma. The disease, formally known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma, is ...

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Kimberly-Clark Issues Kotex Tampon Recall

A recall has been issued by healthcare goods manufacturer Kimberly-Clark for various lots of regular absorbency ‘U by Kotex’ Sleek Tampons. The recall affects lots manufactured between October 7th, 2016, and October 16th, 2018 and distributed for sale between October 17th, 2016, and October 23rd, 2018. Lot numbers and dates of manufacture can be checked on the bottom of the product’s packaging and a full listing of recalled lot numbers can be found here.

The recall comes ...

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Northern New Jersey Surgery Center Patients May Have Been Exposed to HIV, Hepatitis

lax sanitation could have exposed surgery center patients to diseasesIn the days leading up to and following the holidays, a knock at the door from someone wearing a USPS uniform usually means a surprise has arrived and is wrapped with paper and a bow. For hundreds of patients of the Saddle Brook HealthPlus Surgery Center, however, the carrier brought a surprise of the worst kind.

The repeated failure to follow sterilization and sanitation procedures ...

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