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  • FDA Publically Releases Six Million Medical Device Injuries Reports from Secret Database
    FDA Publically Releases Six Million Medical Device Injuries Reports from Secret Database

    The FDA just released millions of records from an internal, nonpublic database used by many medical device manufacturers for reporting adverse events that arise in connection with their products. ...

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  • Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Due to Risk of Cancer
    Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Due to Risk of Cancer

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled several types of blood pressure medication due to the class of drugs’ identification as a possible carcinogen. These antihypertensive pills, ...

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  • Surgical Stapler and Surgical Staple Injuries
    Surgical Stapler and Surgical Staple Injuries

    The FDA has recently announced a safety review of surgical staplers. On March 8, 2019, the FDA sent medical providers a letter alerting them of the risks of the devices as well as safety ...

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  • High-Viscosity Bone Cement Complications
    High-Viscosity Bone Cement Complications

    Some patients who have complications from a Total Knee Replacement Surgery actually may be suffering due to the type of bone cement used in the surgery. Bone cement is an epoxy cement that is commonly ...

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  • Kidney & Osteoporosis Risks Associated with Truvada
    Kidney & Osteoporosis Risks Associated with Truvada

    Recent studies have confirmed that Truvada and other similar drugs made by Gilead Science may increase the risk of kidney failure, osteoporosis, bone density loss, and bone fractures. Tenofovir ...

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  • Producer of HIV Drug Truvada Withheld Safer Alternative
    Producer of HIV Drug Truvada Withheld Safer Alternative

    Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) was developed by the pharmaceutical company Gilead as an HIV treatment and prevention drug. Although effective in improving the overall quality of life of ...

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