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FDA MedWatch – ACTRA-Sx 500 Capsules by Body Basics Inc.: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredient

ISSUE: Body Basics Inc. announced that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of ACTRA-Sx 500 Dietary Supplement Capsules, Lot 008-A, Expiration December 2013.   The Company, through independent lab analysis, has confirmed the presence of Sildenafil Citrate, the active ingredient used in an FDA approved drug to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making this product […]

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Over-The-Counter Topical Muscle and Joint Pain Relievers: Drug Safety Communication – Rare Cases of Serious Burns

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional ISSUE:   FDA is alerting the public that certain over-the-counter (OTC) products that are applied to the skin for the relief of mild muscle and joint pain have been reported to cause rare cases of serious skin injuries, ranging from first- to third-degree chemical burns, where the products were applied. When […]

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Qualitest Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets 10 mg/500 mg: Recall – Potential for Oversized Tablets

AUDIENCE: Consumer, Health Professional ISSUE:   Today, Qualitest, a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions,issued a voluntary, nationwide retail level recall for one lot of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg. Bottles from the affected lot may contain tablets that have a higher dosage of acetaminophen, and as a result, it is possible […]

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Hospital faces 30 patient lawsuits for alleged unnecessary heart procedures

More than 280 patients are suing Saint Joseph London (Ky.) hospital and   associated agencies, claiming cardiologists “dramatically misrepresented”   patients’ heart problems and provided unnecessary heart procedures to drive   profits, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The lawsuit filed last week joins more than 30 complaints Louisville attorney   Hans G. Poppe has already filed […]

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Hospital-acquired infections rarely reported

Medicare’s penalty of hospital-acquired infections has done little to actually   change payments, due to inaccurate reporting, according to a statewide analysis   by the University of Michigan. The study published in this week’s Annals of Internal   Medicine shows disappointing results of the 2008 policy that the Centers   for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]

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Cooper Lighting Recalls Shower Light Trim and Glass Lens Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.   It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product:Shower light trim Units: About 50,400 […]

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28% of ICU patients have missed diagnosis

More than one in four ICU patients had at least one missed diagnosis at death,   according to a Johns Hopkins study of acute care patients. That means as many as   40,500 adult ICU patients in the country may die with misdiagnosis every year,   the study states. In reviewing more than 5,800   […]

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C-T Lung screenings, Catching lung cancer early

Research shows that smoking kills….its estimated that every cigarette smoked cuts off at least five minutes of life on average. The numbers also indicate that family members of smokers are at higher risk of getting cancer. Dr. Lynne Brannen, University Hospital, “Second hand smoke is certainly a risk factor for lung cancer, its definitely smaller […]

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Denying malpractice can threaten patient safety

A decade has passed since the Institutes of Medicine released “To Err is   Human,” a groundbreaking report that brought attention to the problem of medical   errors and launched the patient safety movement. Meanwhile, the high cost of   insuring against malpractice claims continues to affect physicians in their   practices. Increasingly, patient safety […]

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Malpractice payments at their lowest value since 1999

Despite all the fingers pointed toward malpractice litigation as a cause of   rising healthcare expenses, total malpractice payments made on behalf of doctors   in 2009–$3.49 billion–represent just 0.14 of 1 percent of the Centers for   Medicare and Medicaid Services’ estimated $2.5 trillion in overall U.S.   healthcare spending for the same year, […]

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