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Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Drug Over Cancer Risk

Pfizer recalls accupril over contamination concernsAn impurity was found in Pfizer’s heart and blood pressure medication Accupril that has led to a recall of several lots of the drug. The contaminant, known as a nitrosamine, can be carcinogenic at high levels and can increase a patient’s risk of developing cancer over time.

Patients are advised against stopping their medication at this time. Rather, those that are concerned that they may have pills from contaminated ...

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Pfizer Recalls Blood Pressure Medication Over Contamination Concern

Pfizer recalls batches of blood pressure medicationDrug manufacturer Pfizer has moved to recall several lots of blood pressure pills over concerns that the medication may have been tainted with a carcinogenic contaminant. The affected medications include Accuretic, which is a tablet distributed by Pfizer itself, as well as a line of medications distributed by a second manufacturer known as Greenstone. The Greenstone lots include a pill that combines quinapril hydrochloride and hydrochlorothiazide as ...

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FDA Issues Order Over Philips Recall Communication

fda tells Philips to work harder on ventilator recall notificationCiting a need for improvement in the way Philips has handled its duty to notify patients of the recall of a variety of its ventilators and breathing aids, the FDA issued an order to the corporation earlier this month mandating a more open flow of information.

In a statement on the agency’s website, the director of its Center for Devices and Radiological Health acknowledged the ...

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FDA Under Fire Over Failure to React to Baby Formula Crisis

parents demand answers over fda baby formula failureThe Food and Drug Administration is once again the target of public ire over its seemingly glacial response to a U.S. consumer crisis. A recent story posted to Politico indicates that parents and their congressional representatives have begun raising serious questions about the amount of time that elapsed between the discovery of the first illness allegedly associated with infant formula contamination and the government’s response to ...

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1 Million Fitbits Recalled After Reports of Burn Injuries

google recalls 1 million Fitbit Ionic devicesGoogle has initiated the recall of a million Fitbit Ionic devices after receiving reports of burns ranging from first- to third-degree from overheating batteries. The Ionic was in production from 2017 to 2020 and sold for approximately $300.

115 reports of overheating battery events have been received in the United States. 78 have been tied to injuries including four claims of second-degree burns and two users reporting having ...

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Parents on Edge as Baby Formula Illnesses Continue

infant deaths and illnesses increase as a result of baby formula contaminationThe number of infants killed by the contamination of a variety of batches of baby formula at a Sturgis, Michigan Abbott Laboratories facility may have risen as another death has recently been reported and regulators question how many illnesses have gone unreported.

Information has also been made public that shows that reports of infant illnesses and their potential ties to the Sturgis facility continue reading...

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