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Lawsuits Filed Against Distributors of Exploding E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes have been marketed as a healthier alternative to the traditional tobacco products. However, recent news reports and lawsuits allege that the devices can cause explosions that lead to severe injuries. On October 26th, a Florida man was placed into a medically-induced coma after his e-cigarette exploded, causing severe burns to his head and neck. …

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FDA Increases Invokana Warnings

In September, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strengthened a warning that linked diabetes drug Invokana to an increased risk of bone fractures. The warning came as the result of various separate clinical studies showing that the medication reduced bone density in patients, and caused severe fractures. The FDA will continue to monitor Invokana and…

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Class I Recall Issued for Teleflex Endobronchial Tube

On June 1, 2015, Teleflex Medical notified consumers of an Urgent Medical Device Recall relating to its endobronchial tube, as well as corresponding parts and accessories. According to the recall notification, tubes and parts manufactured and distributed between October 2013 and May 2015 may be defective. The recall comes after the company received consumer complaints…

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Power Morcellators Now Being Investigated by the FBI

Laparoscopic power morcellators, which are designed to cut and slice fibroids, have also been found to spread cancer in women. As a result, in November 2014, the Food and Drug Administration mandated that the device carry a black box warning, the highest warning of risk that the agency provides. Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer…

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