Do Not Use Ultraviolet (UV) Wands That Give Off Unsafe Levels of Radiation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to warn consumers about the potential risk of injury associated with the use of certain brands of ultraviolet (UV) wands. Do not use these UV wands because they may expose you or any nearby person to unsafe levels of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation and may cause injury to the skin, eyes, or both …

CereLink ICP Monitor by Integra: Class I Recall – Due to Risk of Incorrect Intracranial Pressure Readings

Test Integra is recalling the CereLink ICP Monitor, Model #826820/826820P, after reports that the device may display incorrect values for a patient’s intracranial pressure and display out-of-range pressure readings. If the device is not working properly, the patient may have to undergo additional brain surgeries to replace it, which involves the risks of infection, bleeding, and damage to tissue. Additionally, …

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Homeopathic Teething Tablets

FDA issues new warning against homeopathic teething tablets The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning against the use of homeopathic teething tablets after lab analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance that could post a risk to infants and children who consume it. Standard Homeopathic Company, the manufacturer behind Hyland’s homeopathic teething products, has not agreed …

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Medtronic Announces Recall Of Several Neurovascular Products Due To Blood Clot Risk

The Wall Street Journal reported that Medtronic has announced a recall of specified lots of four neurovascular products because they can cause an increased risk of blood clots. Specifically, the recall includes the company’s Pipeline embolization device, Alligator retrieval device, X-Celerator hydrophilic guidewire, in addition to the stylet containing UltraFlow flow directed micro catheters and Marathon flow directed micro catheters. …

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Button Battery from Vizio Remote Causes Severe Injury to Toddler

Last year a one year old in Austin, Texas accessed a coin shaped “button” battery from a Vizio stereo bar remote control and ingested it. The battery lodged in his esophagus and the electric current created a caustic agent that burned his throat tissue. This serious condition put him in the hospital for what is now months of operations, treatment …

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Warning on Specialty Compounding

FDA Alert – Specialty Compounding Products Friday, August 9th the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out an alert informing health care professionals not to use any sterile products supplied by Specialty Compounding, Cedar Park, TX. Bacterial infections had been potentially associated with contaminated calcium gluconate infusions produced by the company. FDA had received reports of 15 adverse events …

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Recall of St. Jude Eon Mini Spine Stimulators

St. Jude Medical has recalled certain models of Eon and Eon Mini implantable pulse generators (IPGs). IPGs are battery powered devices that are implanted into a patient’s spinal area and provide stimulation in order to reduce chronic pain. IPGs require the implanted internal battery to be recharged. However, these devices suffer from significant problems. In certain models, the battery fails …

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Counterfeit Chemotherapy Drugs Sold By Unlicensed Distributor

The Meyerson Law Firm, P.C. is currently investigating victims of a counterfeit version of the chemotherapy drug Avastin. A fly-by-the-night distributor going by the names Quality Specialty Products and Montana Health Care Solutions sold and distributed the counterfeit drug—which was nothing more than saline solution—to cancer patients across Texas. Our client subsequently died after his lung cancer returned following the …