Posts Tagged 'abbott laboratories'

Spotlight Back on Abbott After Study Reveals Problems with Dissolving Stent

Absorb dissolving stent linked to heart problemsDissolving medical products like stents and sutures are, in theory, a great idea. After all, if a patient can avoid the discomfort and risks that come with additional medical procedures or monitoring, then the benefits seem pretty clear.

The concept behind dissolving medical products is a simple one. After the devices have served their purpose, they simply dissolve over time and are absorbed by the body. If you’ve ever had any ...

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St. Jude Medical Inc Tells Doctors to Stop Implanting Its Devices

st. jude medical advises doctors to stop implanting monitorsShortly after warning patients that their implanted heart defibrillators were having battery problems and may not work when needed, St. Jude Medical Inc. (no relation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) has advised doctors to stop implanting their devices for a separate and unrelated reason.

Concerns over St. Jude defibrillators initially focused on the units’ batteries depleting faster than they should. This would result in a needed ...

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Teva Announces Department of Justice Investigation Into Potential False Claims Act Violations

In an annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries announced that the Department of Justice subpoenaed information relating to two of the company’s drugs. Copaxone, a drug to treat multiple sclerosis, is Teva’s top-selling drug. It is an injectable drug that the FDA approved for reducing the frequency of relapses, although there are claims that it may also reduce the progression of the disability. Azilect is used for the treatment ...

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