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Manufacturer of Bair Hugger surgical device narrowly escapes lawsuit

Jurors sided with 3M in the first bellwether trial involving Bair Hugger warming blankets at the end of last month. The two-week trial reached a consensus that Bair Hugger devices are not responsible for the...

FDA takes new steps to battle opioid epidemic in the US

In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of Suboxone, a drug used to treat opioid dependence, to be placed on the market. Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) is used to...

CVS discloses clandestine Viagra prescription, faces lawsuit

You typically see Viagra commercials that express a newfound intimacy between partners. The narrative is clear: erectile dysfunction (ED) can be overcome, reigniting a fulfilling and healthy relationship. Contrary to common advertising, a New York...

FDA weighs in on youth use of eCigs, vaping

  It’s no surprise in the technological age of rapid software development and digital platforms, that an electronic alternative to smoking cigarettes reached the consumer market. As vapes (also known as “e-Cigs”, “e-hookahs”, “vapes”, “vape pens”...

Report claims generic drugs come at a higher cost

Cheaper drugs are almost always a default option for consumers of the medical market. Who wouldn’t want to ability to purchase one product nearly the same as another, but for a cheaper price? The saying...

Latest E. coli outbreak in the United States brings death total to five

On June 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced four more people have died from the most recent E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, bringing the death total up to...

GM settles on self-driving car lawsuit

Oscar Nilsson suffered minor injuries late last year when a self-driving car failed to account for a swift change in traffic flow, causing him to run into the car during a lane change. General Motors...

Taytulla Birth Control Sample Packs Recalled

Women taking the birth control Taytulla may end up with an unexpected pregnancy due to a manufacturing error in the order in which they were packaged. On May 29, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Taytulla,...

Just say nose – glass particles found in fluticasone propionate

Glass particles should be one of the last things you’d ever think about reaching the deep crevices of your nasal passageway, but the most recent recall asks you to do just that. Apotex Corporation is...

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