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One in Five High School Students Still Use E-Cigarettes, CDC Study Reveals

September 21, 2020

Despite increasing concerns about the potential health risks of vaping and new restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products, one in five high school students and one in 20 middle school students in the United States still vape, says a new study from the U.S. Centers for… Read More> Comments Off on One in Five High School Students Still Use E-Cigarettes, CDC Study Reveals

Major Elmiron Warning Label Update Highlights Risk of Retinal Damage Side Effects

June 23, 2020

Significant new safety warnings have been added to the label for Elmiron, a medication commonly prescribed to treat pain and discomfort associated with a bladder condition called interstitial cystitis (IC). On June 16, 2020, for the first time since Elmiron’s introduction in 1996, manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals warned… Read More> Comments Off on Major Elmiron Warning Label Update Highlights Risk of Retinal Damage Side Effects

J&J Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powder Amid Nearly 20,000 Cancer Claims

May 22, 2020

Faced with nearly 20,000 lawsuits involving talcum powder cancer claims, Johnson & Johnson announced this week that it will no longer sell talc-based Baby Powder, a product that has been a hallmark of the company for more than a century. Since 1894, Johnson & Johnson has marketed… Read More> Comments Off on J&J Discontinues Talc-Based Baby Powder Amid Nearly 20,000 Cancer Claims

New Research Supports Link Between Mesothelioma and Exposure to Asbestos in Talc Products

March 20, 2020

Researchers from Virginia have published a new study that appears to confirm growing concerns about the potential for asbestos contamination in talc-based powders to cause a rare but deadly type of cancer known as mesothelioma. The study, published this week in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, suggests that malignant mesothelioma… Read More> Comments Off on New Research Supports Link Between Mesothelioma and Exposure to Asbestos in Talc Products

Hip Implant Recall

October 6, 2015

High Failure Rate Leads to Class I Recall of Profemur Modular Neck Implant

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of nearly 11,000 Profemur Varus/Valgus Modular Neck hip implant components, due to an unexpectedly high rate of hip implant fractures and failures. The FDA announced the…

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Defective Airbag Problems

July 15, 2015

ANOTHER Airbag Manufacturer Under Investigation for Faulty Airbag Inflators

On the heels of numerous recalls that have affected millions of vehicles equipped with defective Takata airbags, federal safety officials are now warning consumers about the potential risk of airbags manufactured by ARC Automotive, Inc. overinflating and rupturing. According to the…

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