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Pickup Truck Recall

January 1, 2015

Mitsubishi, Dodge Pickup Trucks Recalled Following Child’s Death

A faulty ignition switch may cause certain models of manual transmission pickup trucks to move without the clutch being depressed, posing a risk of serious injury or death.

Close to 67,000 Mitsubishi and Dodge pickup trucks with manual transmissions are being recalled by…

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Lipitor and Cataracts

December 11, 2014

Increased Risk of Cataracts Tied to Daily Use of Lipitor, Crestor, Other Statins

In addition to diabetes, kidney damage and muscle injury, statin drugs may also increase a patient’s risk of cataracts and vision loss.

According to the findings of a new study, people who use popular statin drugs like Lipitor…

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Power Morcellator Ban

December 5, 2014

Power Morcellators Banned by Major Hospital Chain Due to Cancer Risks

More than 280 hospitals and surgical centers in the U.S. and the UK have banned the use of power morcellators for hysterectomy and uterine fibroid removal surgeries.

Amid increasing concerns about the risk of cancer from uterine morcellation, a company…

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Expanded Airbag Recall

November 6, 2014

Takata Airbag Recall Expanded to Include Vehicles Manufactured Through June 2014

Another 30,867 vehicles have been added to the Takata airbag recall, including vehicles manufactured from 2008 up until this summer.

After recalling more than seven million vehicles with faulty airbags that may shoot metal debris into the car’s passenger compartment…

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Takata Airbag Recall

October 29, 2014

Takata’s Exploding Airbags May Be Tied to Chemical Propellant

Consumers whose vehicles contain defective airbags may be at risk for serious injury or death from the airbags exploding and shooting metal debris into the vehicle during an accident.

Problems with Takata-made airbags that have led to the recall of close to…

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Restrictions on Depakote Use

October 17, 2014

EMA Recommends Restrictions in Light of Depakote Birth Defect Risks

A review of the potential risk of Depakote birth defects has resulted in new recommendations from European regulators regarding the use of Depakote in pregnancy.

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Morcellation Cancer Lawsuit

August 5, 2014

J&J Issues Worldwide Recall of Power Morcellators Due to Cancer Risk

J&J and other makers of power morcellators face lawsuits filed on behalf of women diagnosed with cancer after morcellation surgery.

Medical device maker Johnson & Johnson announced on July 30, 2014, its decision to recall all power morcellators used in…

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