Yearly Archives: 2017

Most Off-Label Use of Antidepressants May Not Be Supported by Evidence

AFP reports that “most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the” medications “will work as intended…say” researchers. HealthDay reports that investigators came to this conclusion after analyzing approximately “100,000 antidepressant prescriptions issued in Quebec, Canada, between 2003 and … Continue reading

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Zimmer Biomet Recalls Spinal Fusion Stimulators Due to Harmful Chemicals

Mass Device reports that the Food and Drug Administration “released information on a Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) recall of select SpF Plus-Mini and SpF XL IIB implantable spinal fusion stimulators over issues with potentially harmful chemicals which could be toxic to … Continue reading

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How to Avoid and Detect Elder Fraud: A Guide for Older People, Caregivers, and Relatives

The website Comparitech.com has a good article on elder fraud. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs: Elder abuse is a problem in western cultures world-wide. There are many forms of abuse ranging from neglect to physical abuse, and … Continue reading

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What to Do When Someone Gets In an Accident Driving Your Vehicle

We all occasionally lend our cars to family members and friends to drive when they need some help. Unfortunately, there is always the risk of getting into an accident whenever you get behind the wheel of a car. Even if … Continue reading

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5 Tips on Filing Social Security Disability

Filing for social security disability benefits can be a daunting task. Many applicants do not receive benefits during the initial stages of application. In some cases, it takes a long time before a claimant is awarded the benefits they deserve. … Continue reading

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Class Action Targets Prices, Rebates for Diabetes Treatments

Fierce Pharma reports that Novo Nordisk and pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx are facing a class action lawsuit over an alleged “conspiracy to raise the price of diabetes medicines so that the drugmaker could pay rebates to the PBM.” The lawsuit claims … Continue reading

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Looking For Lawyers: 4 Tricks to Choosing an Attorney

Most of us will need an attorney at some point. It can be difficult for you to find the right attorney to take your case. However, this task will be a lot easier if you know what to look for … Continue reading

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Abbott Recalls Thoratec HeartMate II Controllers After 26 Deaths

Mass Device reports that Abbott “is recalling nearly 29,000 controllers for the HeartMate II implantable heart pump made by its Thoratec subsidiary after 26 patients died trying to change out the controllers on their own.” The FDA has received 70 reports … Continue reading

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Graco Recalls 25,000 Car Seats Over Flaw in Harness Webbing

AP reports Graco Children’s Products has issued a recall for “more than 25,000 car seats because the harness webbing can break in a crash and may not keep children restrained.” According to the AP, “the recall affects certain My Ride 65 … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know When Going Through a Personal Injury Claim

The personal injury claim process is one that can take months or years to complete. While you may want or need your money now, it is generally better to be patient as that may increase the odds of getting the … Continue reading

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