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Service Members Suffer Hearing Loss After Military-Issue 3M Earplugs Found Defective

Between 2003 and 2015, the United States military supplied a version of the Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv.2) from 3M to service members in Iraq and Afghanistan as standard-issue hearing protection. Allegations suggest manufacturer 3M—as well as its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, Inc.—failed to instruct wearers on the proper application and use of the product. About the …

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Johnson & Johnson Aware of Asbestos Risk in Talcum Powder for Decades

According to a recent report, Reuters has found executives at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) have long known the talcum used in the company’s baby powder products contained asbestos—and failed to tell federal regulators for decades. A detailed article on the findings is available here. The Findings After examining documents, trial depositions, and testimony; Reuters determined …

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Essure Permanent Birth Control System Discontinued by Bayer

According to a recent article, Bayer has discontinued its controversial Essure product—an implanted system for permanent birth control. After December 31, 2018; the device will no longer be available in the U.S. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Essure is a permanently implanted contraceptive that forms a barrier to prevent sperm from reaching the patient’s …

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Hyundai is Recalling Over 978,000 Vehicles Due to Defective Seat Belts

Auto manufacturer Hyundai is recalling approximately 978,000 vehicles that may contain a dangerous safety defect. This recall is connected to the front seat belts detaching in a crash failing to hold occupants. According to Hyundai, the defective mechanisms in the recalled cars could cause the front car safety belts to release during a collision. Hyundai …

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Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Device by Zimmer Biomet Issues a Class I Recall

When you go into a medical procedure, you want to be rest assured that all medical products being used are safe and have been thoroughly evaluated for any defects. Going into a surgery is a traumatic experience- the ambiguity, fear and the recovery period are all factors that leave patients worried. Unfortunately, every year there …

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Stryker Hip Implant Parts Pose Risk of Serious Injury to Patients

Stryker Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of metal hip implant components, has received thousands of complaints from both doctors and patients that their devices are defective and prone to high rates of failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 300,000 Americans undergo total hip replacement surgery every year. Hip replacement surgery can …

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Volkswagen Agrees to Pay $15 Billion in Largest Auto-Related Settlement in U.S History

On Tuesday, 6/28 it was announced that German car manufacturer Volkswagen will pay over $15 billion to the U.S Justice Department in what is being called the largest auto-related settlement in U.S history. A large portion of the $15 billion fee will go to refunding and repairing TDI “clean diesel” model cars that were marketed to …

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Update Alert – Zecuity Pulled From Shelves

The FDA is investigating the risk of patients suffering serious burns and permanent scarring after using the Zecuity patch. Teva Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Zecuity, has temporarily suspended sales of this patch, used to relieve migraine headaches. The Zecuity Patch has been causing burns and scarring on patients using the patch. Teva will be investigating …

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FDA Issues Safety Warning for Zecuity Migraine Patch, Warns of Burn and Scar Risk

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that a medical device used to treat migraine headaches may cause serious injuries. The Zecuity Patch uses the drug sumatriptan to treat the symptoms of acute migraine headaches. The patch is designed to be worn on the thigh or upper arm for periods of up to …

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Warning about Dangerous Birth Control Device!

How dangerous does a medical device have to be before the FDA takes action to protect the public? The FDA acknowledges that there are serious risks with using the birth control device called Essure. Essure is a flexible mettle and polyester coil that looks like a small spring. One device is inserted into each Fallopian …

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