Monthly Archives: August 2015

Stryker Recalls Orthopedic Implant Devices Due to Packaging Problem

Medscape reports that Stryker Corporation “is recalling 16,992 orthopedic implant devices because of the potential of damage during shipping caused by a packaging problem.” The recall includes “the rHead lateral stem and Recon radial implant, both for replacement of the proximal … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Rights in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

A personal injury lawsuit against you asserts that you were responsible for the care of the injured party, but you breached that responsibility by causing an injury to him or her. The personal injury claims are made under a negligence … Continue reading

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E-Cigarette Makers Claim New Regulations Would “All But Wipe Out” the Industry

The Hill reports that e-cigarette manufacturers are “fighting to change a provision in looming regulations for electronic cigarettes that they warn would all but wipe out 99 percent of the burgeoning industry.” The FDA has said that under its forthcoming e-cigarette … Continue reading

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Featured Link — Asthma and Allergy Foundation

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation site has excellent resources for those who suffer from one of these diseases. Here is an excerpt from their Educational Resources page: AAFA is the only asthma and allergy patient organization that offers educational programs … Continue reading

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Many High-Risk Medical Devices Get FDA Approval with Only a Single Trial

  Reuters reports that a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that many high-risk medical devices are approved by the Food and Drug Administration with a single study to support their safety and efficacy. The study analyzed all … Continue reading

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Court Rules FDA Cannot Prohibit Truthful Marketing About Off-Label Uses

There are numerous reports about a potentially seismic court ruling that affects how pharma companies discuss off-label use of their products under FDA restrictions. A Federal court held that the Food and Drug Administration cannot prevent Amarin Pharma Inc. from … Continue reading

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Featured Link — American Brain Tumor Association

Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types and all age groups. For 40 years, the … Continue reading

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21 Healthy Habits To Do In 30 Seconds Or Less

This wonderful advice is from the Cooper Clinic in Dallas. Apply sunscreen Take the stairs Drink water Walk to your coworker’s desk instead of sending him or her an email Take a deep breath (or two!) Get up and stretch every … Continue reading

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Disability Claim Backlog At Texas VA Office Shrinks

As reported by KWTX TV in Waco, Texas, the VA disability claims backlog there has decreased, but it’s unlikely the VA will be able to meet its goal of eliminating the backlog any time soon. Here are excerpts from the article: … Continue reading

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Researchers Say Hundreds of Medical Devices at Risk for Hacking

The Washington Times reports that “security researchers “at DefCon, “the world’s largest computer hacking conference,” said that “hundreds of common medical devices, ranging from X-ray machines to MRIs, have been vulnerable to attack by hackers.” They noted that “even when flaws are … Continue reading

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