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Studies Suggest Common Acid Reflux Medication Could Cause Severe Side Effects

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a class of medication used to treat a number of common abdominal conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach and duodenal ulcers, heartburn and erosive esophagitis. The medication works by obstructing the proton pump—an integral membrane protein—which then restricts or blocks the release of acid into a patient’s stomach. Common…

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Jay Miller Named 2016 Leadership in Law Honoree by The Daily Record

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos is proud to announce that attorney Jay Miller has been named a 2016 Leadership in Law Honoree by The Daily Record. Each year, The Daily Record Leadership in Law awards recognize legal professionals who are committed to bettering the legal profession and the communities in which they live and…

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IVC Filters Can Cause Dangerous Complications

IVC filters are inserted into the inferior vena cava vein—the largest in the human body—in order to prevent blood clots from moving to a patient’s vital organs. When implanted and maintained properly, both permanent and retrievable filters can reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism and stroke. The important difference between the two types of filters…

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Hundreds of Errors Found in FDA Essure Reports

Over the past ten years, hundreds of adverse event reports have been filed with the FDA detailing complications that occurred after receiving the Essure birth control implant. The most common complications reported have related to severe pain in the pelvis, hemorrhaging and migration of the device within the uterus. According to reports, these complications have…

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FDA Updates Guidance for Essure Birth Control

Essure is a hysteroscopic implant method of sterilization that provided a less invasive alternative to other hysteroscopic procedures used. The device is intended to provide women with a permanent form of birth control. However, over the past ten years, thousands of women have filed adverse effect reports with the FDA, detailing complications after receiving the…

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Update: CDC Reports Elevated Cancer Risk in Lumber Liquidators Flooring

In March, 2015, 60 Minutes aired a special report detailing claims that Lumber Liquidators was selling laminate flooring containing illegal and potentially dangerous levels of the chemical Formaldehyde. Commonly known as methanol, formaldehyde is an organic compound used in construction and manufacturing materials. The substance can be found in walls, flooring, synthetic fabric, paneling, plywood…

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Defective INR Device Used in Xarelto Clinical Trials

In February 2016, BMJ, a medical journal based in the United Kingdom, published a report detailing the use of a faulty device in the Xarelto clinical trials. The Alere international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring device was used to measure blood clotting in patients taking warfarin during the ROCKET-AF clinical trials. The report reveals that the…

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Update: Exploding E-Cigarette Lawsuits

A Florida man is suing the manufacturer of an e-cigarette, after an explosion caused by the product resulted in severe burns to his face, throat and lungs E-Cigarettes are used as a popular alternative to traditional tobacco products. The devices heat a liquid solution which releases a vaporized form of nicotine. However, the safety of…

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Class I Recall for Cranial Image-Guided Surgery System

The FDA issued a Class I recall for the Brainlab Crainial image-guided surgery system. A Class I recall is the most serious kind issued by the FDA, requiring a manufacturer to take immediate and urgent action to remove affected products from the market.  The recall came after problems were reported regarding the navigation display on…

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Olympus Issues Recall for Unsafe Duodenoscope Devices

Olympus Corporation has issued a voluntary recall for the TJF-Q180V duodenoscope device. Duodenoscopes are used in more than 500,000 gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures each year. These devices are used during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures to diagnose and treat conditions within the bile duct and main pancreatic duct, such as gallstones and cancer. The duodenoscope can…

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