Dangerous Drugs Blog

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Next week is a big one for the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturer of the diabetes drug, Avandia.  Avandia’s  fate is going to be decided by the FDA following two days of meetings on July 13 and 14.  [...]

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Just when you think there couldn’t be any more Toyota recalls, here we go again.   This week Toyota issued a recall of 139,000 Lexus vehicles in the United States and 270,000 vehicles worldwide due to an [...]

Medtronic Physician Payment Disclosure

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This week Medtronic, a medical device manufacturer, voluntarily disclosed they paid $15.7 million in royalties and consulting fees to U.S. doctors in the first quarter of this year.   This figure only applied to doctors in [...]

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The FDA’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) is asking for help from health care providers in identifying misleading prescription drug promotions.   As a result of the pharmaceutical industry’s multi-billion dollar marketing budgets, [...]

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Toyota, the manufacturer of Lexus, announced yet another recall today.  In a press release posted on their website today, the company stated, “Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced it will conduct a voluntary [...]

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Late last year the number of lawsuits which were reportedly filed against the manufacturers of  YAZ, Yasmin and Ocella totalled approximately 150.   Here is an update.  The Bayer Pharmaceutical Annual Report 2009 which was published [...]

Pain Pumps and Cartilage Damage

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The American Journal of Sports Medicine published an article in 2008 where it identified intra-articular usage of pain pumps as a likely cause of a specific type of destruction and deterioration of the cartilage in the [...]

LIFEPAK 15 External Monitor/Defibrillator Recall

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Late yesterday the FDA notified emergency medical personnel and consumers that they were issuing a Class I recall of the external LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillator which was manufactured and distributed between the dates of March 26, [...]

Diagnostic Imaging – Safety Concerns

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  Three California hospitals reported to the FDA in late 2009 that, as a result of undergoing CT scans, hundreds of their patients received radiation overdoses last year.  These overdoses resulted in many patients reporting loss of [...]

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In an earlier blog post we discussed a February 16, 2010 presss release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which stated the following: “The auto safety agency is requiring Toyota to provide documents showing when and [...]

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