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Miranda Miller

Ohio Woman Files GranuFlo Lawsuit

An Ohio woman has filed a GranuFlo lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care entities, including its marketing division.

On November 11, 2010, Deborah Swigert’s 56-year-old husband…

Joseph Mansour

Strangulation risk leads to stroller recall

The Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall on Tuesday of nearly 223,000 strollers due to the dangers they pose for young infants.

“This recall is…

Amber Scott

FDA bans BPA in baby bottles and cups

In response to an American Chemical Council request, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that companies will no longer be allowed to use bisphenol A (BPA) in baby bottles…

Amber Scott

Would you like ketchup or brush bristles on that burger?

Back in April, we mentioned that Rhode Island residents have a propensity for perforating internal organs by swallowing charcoal grill brush bristles. This week, another set of cases was…

Amber Scott

Defective stroller more dangerous than the vacuum in Mr. Mom

Think twice before strapping your precious bundle of joy in his or her Kolcraft Contours Options stroller. Kolcraft Enterprises recently recalled 36,000 strollers because both children and adults…

Amber Scott

Before yelling Banzai, you’d better read this

Beware the Banzai Falls blue-and-yellow in-ground pool water slide this Memorial Day weekend. Chinese company Manley Toys, Ltd. recently recalled 21,000 slides sold at Wal-Mart and Toys R Us…

Amber Scott

Is Pradaxa® better or worse than warfarin?

Pradaxa was introduced to the U.S. in October 2010 to prevent blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat. It was thought to perform better than anticoagulant warfarin,…

Amber Scott

SSRI medications increase risk of high blood pressure

Pregnant women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during or after pregnancy face an increased risk for developing high blood pressure according to a Canadian study.

The…

William B. Eadie

Cleveland Clinic Researchers: Pradaxa Increases Heart Attack/Symptoms 33%

Pradaxa, an oral medication used to help prevent blood clots, has recently been linked by Cleveland Clinic researchers with a 33% increase in the risk of heart attacks or heart-disease symptoms….

Nicole Greer

CooperVision Avaira Contact Lens Recall Continues to Expand to Include Toric and Sphere Lenses

The FDA has issued a Class I recall of CooperVision Avaira Toric Soft Contact Lenses. This is the most serious type of medical device recall, which means there is a reasonable probability that use…