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Andrew D'Arcy

FDA WARNS OF INACCURATE LEAD TEST RESULTS  

Healthcare professionals and public health laboratories should discontinue using Magellan’s LeadCare Testing System with venous blood samples, due to concerns about inaccurately low results, said the FDA in a safety communication.  Children age 6 and under whose blood was tested […]

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CDC WARNS OF PARASITIC INFECTION LINKED TO POOLS  

New data published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has revealed that at least 32 outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium (Crypto for short) linked to pools in the U.S. were reported in 2016, compared with 16 outbreaks in 2014.  Health […]

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AAA:  MEMORIAL DAY TRAFFIC TO REACH 12-YEAR HIGH THIS WEEKEND  

AAA reports that about 39.3 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend, which would create the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.  The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as between Thursday, […]

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AGGRESSIVE TREAMENT FOR SEPSIS CAN SAVE LIVES

Sepsis is a general term used to characterize an immune system response to an infection.  This means that a viral, fungal, or bacterial infection of the lungs (pneumonia), kidneys, bloodstream (bacteriemia), or abdomen can lead to sepsis.  This potentially life-threatening […]

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FDA WARNS – DON’T GIVE KIDS MEDICINE WITH CODEINE OR TRAMADOL

The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children, and warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty breathing and death, which appear to be a greater risk in children […]

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AUTISM IN NEW JERSEY

According to the Centers for Disease Control, New Jersey has the highest rate of autism of any state in the nation.  Autism is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 45 children in New Jersey and 1 in 68 children […]

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NEXIUM, PRILOSEC AND OTHER ACID REFLUX DRUG LAWSUITS  

Side effects of Nexium, Prilosec and other blockbuster heartburn and acid reflux medications have been linked to a risk of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and potentially kidney failure.  A product liability lawsuit filed over the side effects of […]

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XARELTO LAWSUITS

Jury selections began this week in the first bellwether trial for thousands of Xarelto lawsuits pending throughout the federal court system, involving allegations that the drug makers failed to adequately warn about the gastrointestinal bleeding risks associated with the controversial […]

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New EpiPen Recall

Recently, the drug company Mylan issued a voluntary recall in seven countries for the EpiPen.  The initial recall of the emergency allergy product didn’t include the US, but Mylan has issued a new recall which not only includes EpiPens sold […]

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FORD RECALLS 570K VEHICLES FOR THREE SEPARATE SAFETY ISSUES

Ford Motor Company is recalling 570K vehicles for a variety of safety issues.  The recall for over half a million of its vehicles are due to a variety of problems including engine fires and doors that fly open on their […]