Category: Health News

ADHD drugs and Concerta linked to suicide

ADHD Drugs Linked to Suicide Risk

The FDA has received reports of suicidal behavior in patients on Concerta and other ADHD drugs. Last year, Health Canada updated all ADHD drug-labels with stronger, clearer warnings about suicide.

/ September 27, 2016
Physiomesh lawsuit goes to trial in 2018.

Physiomesh Lawsuit Goes to Trial in 2018

Physiomesh was pulled off the market after being linked to higher rates of hernias reopening and needing surgery. The first lawsuit goes to trial in January 2018.

/ September 26, 2016
Blue Bell recalls cookie dough ice cream for Listeria food poisoning risk.

Blue Bell Recalls Cookie Dough Ice Cream for Listeria Risk

Just days after returning to stores in three states, Blue Bell Creameries has recalled cookie dough ice cream yet again for Listeria contamination. No illnesses have been reported, but Listeria can cause deadly food poisoning and miscarriages.

/ September 22, 2016

Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles Recalled for Listeria Risk

Kellogg Co. recalled about 10,000 cases of Eggo waffles in 25 states after routine tests were positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause severe food poisoning.

/ September 20, 2016

INRatio Test Strips and Monitors Recalled

Alere Inc. has recalled the INRatio Monitor and Test Strips because they may produce erroneously low readings. This could result in a patient overdosing on blood-thinning medications and experiencing severe, life-threatening bleeding.

/ September 19, 2016
FDA Investigates Essure Safety Studies

FDA: No Evidence of Data Fraud in Essure Studies

The FDA found changes on the forms from the original clinical trials, but could not find evidence that they were purposely modified to reflect more favorably on Essure.

/ September 13, 2016

Texas Woman Files Bard Denali IVC Filter Lawsuit

A woman who was injured by an IVC filter made by C.R. Bard has joined a federal litigation involving over 800 lawsuits.

/ September 7, 2016

Nevada Man Injured by Blood Clot Filter Files Lawsuit

A man who was injured by a blood clot filter made by Cook Medical has joined a federal litigation with over 800 lawsuits.

/ September 6, 2016

Label on Abilify Updated With Gambling Addiction Warnings

The new label will warn that patients on Abilify may not realize compulsive behaviors are unusual. Doctors should specifically ask about any new or intense urges to gamble, shop, eat, or have sex.

/ September 2, 2016

FDA Warns Against Mixing Pain Pills and Sedatives

The FDA has strengthened warnings about the risk of death from mixing opiate painkillers with benzodiazepines.

/ September 1, 2016