Study Finds Statin Use is Associated with Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

New research suggest that patients who use statins, medications frequently used to lower … [Continue Reading]

FDA Warns Health Care Professionals to be on the Lookout for Counterfeit Botox

Doctors’ offices and medical clinics around the country may have received shipments of counterfeit … [Continue Reading]

FDA Warns be on the Lookout for Counterfeit Botox

Four Seriously Injured, Nearly Two Dozen Children Taken to Hospitals, After School Bus-Truck Crash

Nearly two dozen children were taken to the hospital for observation Friday morning after a truck … [Continue Reading]

Four Injured, Nearly 2 Dozen Children Taken to Hospitals

E-Cigarette Use is Increasing Significantly Among Teenagers

The use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers is on the rise. The New York Times reports that … [Continue Reading]

E-Cigarette Use is Increasing Significantly Among Teenagers

Toro Recalls Power Mowers Over Injury Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the 2015 Toro 22-inch Walk … [Continue Reading]

E-Cigarette Use is Increasing Significantly Among Teenagers

Study Finds Statin Use is Associated with Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

New research suggest that patients who use statins, medications frequently used to lower cholesterol, have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to Medical News Today, this association has been reported in the past. However, the authors of the current study say that the previous studies had a number of limitations. The recent […]

FDA Warns be on the Lookout for Counterfeit Botox

FDA Warns Health Care Professionals to be on the Lookout for Counterfeit Botox

Doctors’ offices and medical clinics around the country may have received shipments of counterfeit Botox, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning. The unsafe, bogus Botox was sold by an unlicensed supplier not authorized to ship or distribute drug products in the U.S., the FDA said in a news release viewed by HealthDay. […]

Four Injured, Nearly 2 Dozen Children Taken to Hospitals

Four Seriously Injured, Nearly Two Dozen Children Taken to Hospitals, After School Bus-Truck Crash

Nearly two dozen children were taken to the hospital for observation Friday morning after a truck and their school bus collided in Queens Village, New York, police said. Twenty-three children were riding in a bus traveling west on Hillside Avenue at around 11:45 a.m. on Friday, when the bus collided with a panel truck going […]

E-Cigarette Use is Increasing Significantly Among Teenagers

E-Cigarette Use is Increasing Significantly Among Teenagers

The use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers is on the rise. The New York Times reports that federal data released on Thursday showed that e-cigarette use among middle- and high school students has increased three-fold from 2013 to 2014. Thirteen percent of high school students use e-cigarettes, which is more than those who smoke traditional […]

E-Cigarette Use is Increasing Significantly Among Teenagers

Toro Recalls Power Mowers Over Injury Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the 2015 Toro 22-inch Walk Power Mower because of an injury hazard. According to the CPSC, the mowers, which were manufactured in Mexico, were assembled with an incorrect blade driver and blade combination, which can cause the blade to break, creating an injury hazard.

Questions over Effectiveness Prompt Glaxo to Recall Flu Vaccine

Questions over Effectiveness Prompt Glaxo to Recall Flu Vaccine

Potential effectiveness issues have prompted GlaxoSmithKline to recall remaining doses of the widely used Flulaval Quadrivalent Thimerosal-free vaccine, Associated Press reports. The popular four-in-one vaccine in pre-filled syringes is meant to protect against four strains of the influenza virus, but on Tuesday GlaxoSmithKline alerted US customers that the vaccine can become less effective over time. […]

Jury Awards $1 M to Washington Man in Whistleblower Case

Jury Awards $1 Million to Washington State Man in Whistleblower Case

A jury in Washington state has awarded $1 million to a plaintiff who alleged he had been retaliated against as whistleblower even though he was not the one who actually the complain about a co-worker. The supervisor’s action – demoting the man – violated the Washington State Employee Whistleblower Protection Act, which protects both actual […]

OriGen Biomedical Recalls Defective Catheters

OriGen Biomedical Recalls Defective Catheters

A single lot of catheters has been recalled after a defect in the product caused a serious patient injury. OriGen Biomedical has recalled one lot of 51 VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters. The catheter’s clear extension tubes can separate from the hub in which it is inserted, potentially requiring medical staff to intervene to […]

Zadroga Act Deadlines are Drawing Near

Zadroga Act Deadlines are Drawing Near, but Injured 9/11 Responders will Continue to Suffer for Years

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) are set to expire in October 2015 and October 2016, respectively, but the physical and psychological effects of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks will linger for years. The Zadroga Act was passed in 2010, creating the WTC Health Program […]

Beech-Nut Recalls 1,920 Pounds of Baby Food

Beech-Nut Recalls 1,920 Pounds of Baby Food

About 1,920 pounds of baby food that may contain small pieces of glass have been recalled, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Tuesday. According to the USDA website, the 4-ounce jars of “Stage 2 Beech-Nut CLASSICS sweet potato & chicken” baby food was produced on December 12, […]