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FDA Recalls Two Medtronic MiniMed Insulin Pumps

According to a report from CNN Health, the FDA recalled models of Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps, as experts supposedly linked them to a single death and several injuries. The death and injuries in question reportedly occurred due to device malfunctioning, as stated by an announcement from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Due …

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Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit After Construction Accident

June 27, 2019 The family of a construction worker who fell to his death at a worksite after a nail gun fell on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against multiple construction companies and a property developer. The worker, whose death highlights how dangerous construction accidents can be, was only 38 years old and …

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Is the FDA Hiding Medical Device Injuries?

June. 14, 2019 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with ensuring medical devices are safe for use and patients are kept relatively free from harm at the hands of medical and pharmaceutical companies, but a recent report suggests the FDA might be putting the interests of big companies ahead of patient safety. The …

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FDA Confirms Asbestos Contamination in Some Cosmetics

Apr. 9, 2019 The cosmetics industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, with people of all ages—including youths—using cosmetic products daily. A 2017 report suggested that certain cosmetic products sold by Claire’s and Justice retailers were contaminated with asbestos, a carcinogen linked to terminal health issues. In March 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

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FDA Issues Warning About Robotically Assisted Surgical Devices

Apr. 8, 2019 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the use of robotically-assisted surgical devices in patients who are undergoing surgery to prevent or treat cancer. In its warning, the FDA notes that the safety and effectiveness of the devices have not been established in certain procedures and may …

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FDA Proposes Restrictions for Flavored E-Cigarettes

December 4, 2018 Citing epidemic levels of teen vaping, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed restrictions for e-cigarettes and called on makers of the devices to actively take measures to prevent youths from vaping. In an announcement made on November 15, 2018, the FDA proposed a variety of measures designed to curb a …

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FDA Warns of No-Rinse Foam After B. cepacia Outbreak 

May 25, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers of a multi-state outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex, which is also commonly known as Bcc or B. cepacia. The outbreak has been linked to some lots of Medline Remedy Essential No-Rinse Cleansing Foams, which the manufacturer, Shadow Holdings dba Bocchi Laboratories, has since …

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Medtronic Recalls Defective Implanted Defibrillators

March 1, 2018 Medtronic has announced a recall of its Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with Defibrillation and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators due to a manufacturing error that can prevent the devices from properly administering a shock. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall and noted that it is categorized as a Class 1 recall. …

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