Posts Tagged 'Recall'

Zantac Sees Global Recall After Online Pharmacy Detects Carcinogen

shipments of Zantac recalled over cancer-causing contaminationThings have quickly gone from bad to worse for GlaxoSmithKline and its popular heartburn medication Zantac. And it all began thanks to the care and caution of an online pharmacy; not a government regulator.

The pharmacy, Valisure, tests all the medications it makes available to its customers itself. And it was that testing; not that of the FDA or any other government entity tasked with keeping its citizens safe, that continue reading...

Heart Devices Recalled as 3 Die

faulty heart devices kill 3More than 750 Edwards Lifesciences Corp IntraClude intra-aortic occlusion heart devices have been recalled in what the FDA has deemed a Class I recall. The Class I recall is the agency’s strictest and most dire recall warning and indicates that the continued use of the recalled product could cause serious injury or death.

The IntraClude was designed to serve as the patient’s heart and lungs during a cardiopulmonary bypass ...

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Over 40,000 Harley-Davidsons Recalled for Brake Issue; No Word from NHTSA Due to Shutdown

Harley Davidson hit with another recallAs a battle raged in D.C. over the perceived urgency of a border wall with Mexico, an actual crisis unfolded for iconic American motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson and tens of thousands of its customers. In the end, it fell to Harley to reach out and notify customers of a critical recall, as the government shutdown made it impossible to update the website for the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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What Exactly is a Hernia Mesh and Why Have Some Been Recalled?

what is a hernia mesh - hernia mesh recallLike so many other medical terms, hernia is a word that gets used frequently without the specifics of the term’s definition being widely known. This, in turn, makes it difficult to understand and explain one of the methods used to repair a hernia; the hernia mesh surgical implant, and some of the problems that have been associated with it.

To best understand the hernia mesh, we first need to ...

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Valsartan Recall Extends to Sixth Drug

teva latest to recall valsartan drugs over contamination concernsThe recall of valsartan batches contaminated with a chemical classified as a probable human carcinogen has extended to a sixth drug. As a result, Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled a variety of valsartan-based medications manufactured by Mylan India.

The recall includes amlodipine-valsartan and amlodipine-valsartan-hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets. Like the other valsartan medications pulled off of shelves in recent recalls, the contamination appears to come from a compound known ...

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Valsartan Contamination and Cancer: What are the Risks?

valsartan recalled over contamination cancer concernsRecent news stories regarding certain heart medications also came with a startling warning: patients taking medications using the ingredient valsartan may have been unknowingly ingesting chemicals that could be carcinogenic. The issue stems from contamination of valsartan batches with chemicals that are generally used in a wide variety of industrial applications from making rocket fuel to processing fish.

The chemical at the center of the story, NDMA or N-nitrosodimethylamine, was discovered ...

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