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  • Xarelto Trials Set for 2017

    Xarelto is a prescription blood-thinning drug used primarily in patients with a risk of developing blood clots or suffering a stroke. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, it is an extremely popular drug that netted nearly $2 billion in sales in 2013 alone. The drug has been endorsed by numerous celebrities and advertised heavily on television. Recently, a federal judge in Louisiana determined the ...
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  • Bad Medicine: Deadly Anesthesia Mistakes

    For many people, the idea of surgery is intimidating and scary. Patients are vulnerable during surgical procedures. They entrust their health and safety to the surgeons and other medical professionals. Regrettably, some doctors betray this trust. If you have suffered an anesthesia-related injury, it is critical to speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. What Is Anesthesia? ...
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  • GNC Faces Lawsuit over Supplements with Amphetamine-Like Substances

    Better known by its initials, GNC, General Nutrition Corporation is a Pittsburgh-based company that sells vitamins, supplements, and other wellness-related products. Recently, the company was named a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Oregon Attorney General. The lawsuit claims GNC knowingly sold supplements and vitamins that contained illegal and dangerous substances. The suit also says GNC ...
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  • FDA Requires More Warnings for Diabetes Drug

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 29 million Americans have diabetes . This is nearly 10 percent of the entire population. Another 86 million have a condition called “prediabetes,” which means their blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes. With so many people suffering from the disease, drug manufacturers make ...
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  • Wright Medical to Pay $11 Million in Defective Hip Implant Verdict

    A federal jury in Georgia has awarded a plaintiff $11 million in a case involving a defective metal-on-metal hip implant manufactured by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Wright Medical Technology is a global manufacturer of medical devices and implants. It made the Conserve hip implant until 2013, when it sold its hip and knee implant division to another ...
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  • FDA Takes Issue with Celebrity Drug Endorsements

    Social media is a part of everyday life for many people. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or another service, it’s likely you have seen a celebrity tweet or Instagram post. Most adults recognize it as harmless entertainment. In July, however, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a stern warning to the makers of Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) after ...
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  • The Dangers of Caffeine Powder

    The tragic deaths of at least two young men have prompted the FDA to issue a warning about the use of caffeine powders. According to the FDA, caffeine powder, which is typically sold in bags, is “essentially 100 percent caffeine.” The FDA also states that “a single teaspoon of pure caffeine is roughly equivalent to the amount in 25 cups of coffee.” Caffeine Power Sold Online The parents of one ...
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  • Do Medical Implants Undergo Enough Safety Testing?

    Millions of Americans have some type of medical implant, from artificial joints to surgical mesh. These devices have come under scrutiny by researchers who published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). According to the research, the majority of medical implants studied fell short on safety information and FDA testing. Lack Of Safety Information The study ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Tips

    The fall is a beautiful time of year for a motorcycle ride in the Ozarks. At Deacon Law, we are committed to keeping motorcyclists as safe and protected as possible when they are out riding the winding roads of Northwest Arkansas. The more you know, the more you will be able to prevent an accident from happening. If you are not a rider, remember to keep an eye out for bikers during this popular ...
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  • Drug Interactions: Deadlier than Car Accidents

    When most people take prescription medication, they assume the medicine is safe. They take it for granted that the prescription drug has been tested, approved, and checked for accuracy and safety. After all, medication must undergo testing before it’s allowed on the market. As a result, prescription medication is widely viewed as reliable and low-risk. Unfortunately, drug interactions are more ...
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  • The Dangers of Bounce Houses

    Bounce houses are veritable kid magnets. Large, colorful, and springy, they attract children in a variety of settings. Bounce houses can be found at fairs, picnics, theme parks, special events, day care centers, parties, and even inside shopping malls. Many parents don’t think twice about allowing their children inside these popular inflatables. One physician saw so many bounce house injuries in ...
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  • Laundry Detergent Pods: More Dangerous than You Might Think

    It seems like technological advances make life a little bit easier every day. Laundry detergent pods have been on the market for several years and seem like a convenient and economical way to take care of laundry – a household chore many people would like to make as easy and hassle-free as possible. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, however, an astonishing 17,000 children were ...
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  • Blood Thinner May Cause Uncontrolled Bleeding

    A popular anticoagulant medication known as Eliquis, which also goes by the name Apixaban, has been linked to uncontrolled bleeding on some patients, according to a new study released by the Duke Clinical Research Institute of Duke Medical Center. Researchers, who published their study in the New England Journal of Medicine , were forced to halt a trial study of Eliquis combined with antiplatelet ...
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  • FDA Issues Warning about Duodenoscopes

    Duodenoscopes, which are used in a wide variety of surgeries and medical procedures, have been linked to so-called “superbugs” – aggressive bacterial infections that are very difficult to treat. Although the FDA has not recommended that doctors stop using these devices, it has issued a warning cautioning health professionals to use a specific type of sterilization procedure for all duodenoscopes. ...
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  • Defective Pharmaceuticals: Who Is Responsible?

    It seems that every time you turn on the television, drug manufacturers are advertising a new prescription medication. Pharmaceutical makers release numerous new medications each year. Unfortunately, not all of these drugs are safe. Names like Fen-Phen and Vioxx are memorable not because of the people they helped, but because they harmed so many before being pulled from the shelves. When a person ...
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