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Common ways to Curb Workplace Drug Risks

Almost 1 in every 6 injured workers uses opioid medications for six months to 1 year or more after their injuries, in some states. Use of opioids for a long period of time is expensive for injured workers and their … Read More

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FDA Warns: Diet Products Contain Dangerous Drugs

Obesity is a growing problem in this county. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 37.5 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents are obese in this country. Obesity related conditions include heart disease, … Read More

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Symbios GOPump and GO Block Kits Recalled

The Symbios GOPump Rapid Recovery System is a disposable local pain management system distributed by B. Braun Medical Inc. and manufactured by Symbios Medical Products out of Indianapolis, Indiana.  The GOPump System delivers pain medication slowly to a surgical site … Read More

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FDA Investigation Into Antipsychotic Drug Deaths

Zyprexa Relprevv is an antipsychotic that helps correct chemical imbalances in the brain and is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, a mental illness with disturbances in thinking, feelings, and behavior. This antipsychotic drug is given as an injection into … Read More

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Beware of Fraudulent Botox

Botox is one of the names for the neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin, which in large doses causes botulism, a rare but serious illness caused by bacteria. Botox currently has many uses, but is most commonly known for its cosmetic … Read More

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‘Magic Bullet’ Development Could Treat Acute Lung Injury

A study conducted through Queen’s University has developed a drug described as a ‘magic bullet’ to be used in the treatment of lung injury. The drug’s success could potentially become the first treatment of its kind to be used in … Read More

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Class I Recall Issued for GE Healthcare Incubators

GE Healthcare designed two products – the Giraffe OmniBed and the Giraffe Incubator – to provide thermal and developmental care to newborn babies.  These products are used to maintain the body temperature and, in some models, the oxygen level of newborn babies. The Giraffe … Read More

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New Drug-Induced Liver Injury Study Released

A recent case and literature review reveals that drug-induced liver injury, typically in the form of acute hepatocellular injury with autoimmune features, could potentially be class effect of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antagonists. Researchers worked among six different cases of drug-induced … Read More

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New Drug May Help Asthmatics

A new asthma drug being developed by Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Dupilumab, appears to help those asthma patients whose condition does not respond well to existing medicines. The results of a small clinical trial – 12 weeks – was published … Read More

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California to cut off funding for database that monitors prescription drug usage

By the end of this year, the state’s prescription drug monitoring program may run out of money. California is about to stop funding for a database that monitors prescription drug use and abuse, unless people like Robert Pack can convince … Read More

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