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January

Blog Posts in January, 2011

  • FDA says breast implants may be linked to rare form of lymphomatous cancer.

    The Washington Post (1/27, Stein) reports that the FDA on Wednesday stated it had "detected a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)" The agency said most women with implants "do not have to have them removed or take any other steps," but they should "immediately seek medical care" if they develop "unusual problems," ...
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  • Federal advisory panel urges stricter oversight of external defibrillators.

    The New York Times (1/26, B3, Wilson) reported that "a federal advisory panel on Tuesday called for stricter oversight of the defibrillators available in many schools, gyms, lobbies, and other places that are used by the public to try to save victims of major heart attacks." Meanwhile, FDA "staff...recommended tighter controls over the automated external defibrillators, citing concerns about ...
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  • Bristol-Myers recalls blood pressure medicine.

    Reuters(1/14, Berkrot) reports Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has announced a recall of 64 million tablets of the blood pressure medicine Avalide because of the potential for reduced effectiveness. The issue is described as a potential variability in levels of the less-soluble form of the active ingredient irbesartan.
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  • Parents Sue Crib Retailer for Son's Death

    The Boston Herald (1/7, Goodison) reports a couple sued crib maker Hayneedle Inc. over the 2008 suffocation death of their toddler son. Their suit tagged the company for negligence "in failing to warn those caring for him of the crib's 'dangerous and defective characteristics, and of the safe and proper method of assembling, using and maintaining (it).'" The child's death was "a key factor" in the ...
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