Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lawsuit Tests Liability of Brand Manufacturers in Cases Involving Generic Drugs

STAT examines a number of “interesting twists” in a lawsuit faced by GlaxoSmithKline from the widow of a man who committed suicide while he was taking a generic version of Paxil. “The key issue in play, however, is whether consumers can … Continue reading

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Superbug Outbreak at Foreign Hospital Raises Questions about Olympus’ Duodenoscope

The Los Angeles Times reports that a reusable duodenoscope modified by Olympus last year has been linked to a superbug outbreak at an undisclosed foreign health facility, according to a report filed with the Food and Drug Administration. Medical safety expert Lawrence … Continue reading

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Family Law: 4 Aspects of Divorce That Are Crucial to Your Case

Dealing with a divorce could involve a lot of time meeting with lawyers and going to court. If you and your former spouse can agree on any matters, this could facilitate the process. Keep these four important aspects of a … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Recalling Lotus Valve Replacement System Because of Defective Component

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Boston Scientific Corp. is recalling an older version of its Lotus transcatheter aortic valve replacement system after three patient deaths. The company says the defect in the product should not concern patients who have already had the … Continue reading

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Six Things Seniors Can Do To Improve Memory

William R. Klemm wrote an interesting article for Psychology Today. It has tips for seniors who need to bolster their memories. Here are the opening paragraphs: “What was it I was looking for in the frigde?” “What was it I was … Continue reading

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What Parents Need to Know about Their Child Custody Case

As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your kids. It is not uncommon for a parent to think that they have the answers when it comes to actually giving their child the best possible upbringing. However, the … Continue reading

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FDA Informing Healthcare Providers of Increased Rate of Major Adverse Cardiac Events Seen in Patients Receiving Absorb Stent

Reuters reports that research indicated individuals “who received” Absorb, a “novel dissolving vascular stent, had a significantly higher rate of serious adverse heart events than those treated with […] Xience” two years following implantation. Investigators found that “after two years, 10.9 … Continue reading

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Physicians Sue Hospitals for Discrimination for Economic Reasons

The Houston Chronicle  reports an increasing number of lawsuits nationwide involve cases of hospitals accused of denying healthcare providers the ability to admit patients due to economic reasons rather than performance. The American Medical Association “said it knows of several court … Continue reading

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Four Former FDA Commissioners Warn of Dangers of Drug Importation

The Washington Post reports former Food and Drug Administration Commissioners Robert Califf, Margaret Hamburg, Andrew von Eschenbach, and Mark McClellan signed an open letter posted by the Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University “warning Congress that legalizing the importation of … Continue reading

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A list of Resources to Keep you Safe From Identity Fraud

This commercial website offers some great resources to protect against the ever-increasing risk of identity theft. Check it out. Here are the opening paragraphs: Identity fraud can strike at any moment, and that is why it is important to have … Continue reading

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